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

Russia’s Trade with Latvia

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Latvia totaled $5,258,007,765, up 1.36% ($70,455,497) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Latvia in 2017 were $4,804,177,596, down 0.83% ($40,005,665) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Latvia in 2017 totaled $453,830,169, up 32.17% ($110,461,162) from 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Latvia in 2017 was $4,350,347,427, a 3.34% decrease ($150,466,827) over 2016.

Latvia was Russia’s 25th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 19th in 2016), accounting for 0.9003% of Russia’s total trade (down from 1.1090% in 2016).

Latvia was Russia’s 19th largest export market in 2017 (down from 17th in 2016), accounting for 1.3454% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.6968% in 2016).

Latvia was Russia’s 57th largest supplier in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.2000% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1884% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Latvia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 76.43% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (78.73% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.11% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (4.89% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.76% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (5.95% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.12% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (4.64% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.93% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (2.92% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.30% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (2.10% in 2016).

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

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $38,708,961;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $23,937,691;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $16,967,515.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Latvia 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) - a decrease of $143,556,179;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $19,450,707;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $15,056,247.
Russia’s exports to Latvia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 60,487 0.00 52,14715.99
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 297,683 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,286,245 0.09 19,342,492-77.84
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 750,006 0.02 859,670-12.76
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,357,932 0.05 2,083,49013.17
10 Cereals 101,609,399 2.12 77,671,70830.82
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 735,044 0.02 2,430,517-69.76
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 20,962,380 0.44 29,273,590-28.39
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6,012 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 2,268,970 0.05 4,835,083-53.07
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 26,313,349 0.55 16,130,44963.13
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 36,206-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,105,598 0.02 1,697,250-34.86
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,700,928 0.06 4,396,295-38.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,634,664 0.03 2,161,411-24.37
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,266,319 0.05 2,183,7823.78
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,258,306 0.05 2,521,224-10.43
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 32,019,941 0.67 27,948,64014.57
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 75,244,860 1.57 94,695,567-20.54
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 34,496-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,442,226 0.05 953,038156.26
26 Ores, slag and ash 41,598 0.00 58,162-28.48
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,669,114,488 76.37 3,812,670,667-3.77
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11,907,082 0.25 12,249,615-2.80
29 Organic chemicals 35,114,737 0.73 18,147,22293.50
30 Pharmaceutical products 19,508,692 0.41 11,692,30666.85
31 Fertilizers 112,805,833 2.35 123,447,017-8.62
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 526,973 0.01 616,705-14.55
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 17,265,167 0.36 14,410,94819.81
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 15,403,035 0.32 10,514,29346.50
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 36,053 0.00 16,406119.75
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 88,912 0.00 82,6667.56
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12,717,178 0.26 11,602,4369.61
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,736,085 0.27 10,979,23816.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,858,125 0.16 10,990,180-28.50
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 111,295 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 198,064 0.00 68,578188.82
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2,187,086 0.05 1,457150,008.85
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 121,687,520 2.53 119,512,0131.82
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,183 0.00 528124.05
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 215 0.00 323-33.44
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,098,467 0.02 2,915,937-62.33
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,335,643 0.26 14,457,190-14.67
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,443,636 0.11 4,452,94022.25
50 Silk 0 0.00 39-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 43,639 0.00 4,007989.07
52 Cotton 5,667,923 0.12 214,0212,548.30
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 287,499 0.01 39,560626.74
54 Man-made filaments 97,930 0.00 48,589101.55
55 Man-made staple fibers 16,280 0.00 53,690-69.68
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,456,679 0.05 1,563,63557.11
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 12,451 0.00 1,955536.88
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 45,531 0.00 32,54439.91
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 52,486 0.00 62,602-16.16
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 88,549 0.00 101,627-12.87
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 476,146 0.01 302,58857.36
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,635,068 0.16 1,659,083360.20
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 209,438 0.00 151,60338.15
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 325,207 0.01 266,38622.08
65 Headgear and parts thereof 27,555 0.00 42,042-34.46
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 456 0.00 106330.19
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3,134 0.00 2,16744.62
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,987,559 0.15 5,580,32725.22
69 Ceramic products 5,361,676 0.11 3,741,21043.31
70 Glass and glassware 7,979,565 0.17 5,870,54535.93
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9,087,034 0.19 9,553,818-4.89
72 Iron and steel 214,326,707 4.46 203,155,1825.50
73 Articles of iron or steel 32,263,356 0.67 24,860,08129.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 39,899,170 0.83 1,190,2093,252.28
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,539,884 0.03 821,63287.42
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,096,939 0.06 5,136,201-39.70
78 Lead and articles thereof 5,075 0.00 35,221-85.59
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 5,175-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,203,224 0.03 685,22975.59
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 415,577 0.01 269,41354.25
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 865,253 0.02 715,60820.91
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 40,390,088 0.84 48,473,914-16.68
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 25,230,493 0.53 18,744,85534.60
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 7,944,992 0.17 3,374,990135.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 28,823,642 0.60 21,586,57533.53
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,911,319 0.04 4,974,090-61.57
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,017,965 0.13 4,620,84530.24
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 14,333 0.00 21,601-33.65
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,310 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 4,864,799 0.10 3,604,54634.96
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,295,211 0.03 1,388,510-6.72
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,596,294 0.03 1,699,148-6.05
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 194-100.00
SS Classified 8,102,744 0.17 1 334 016507.39

Russia’s Imports from Latvia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 37.20% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (30.99% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 30.08% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (34.62% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.04% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (8.38% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.83% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (8.00% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.90% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (4.75% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.82% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (6.33% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.57% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (2.21% in 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $37,718,010;
  • 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 $21,534,775;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $7,719,492;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $6,849,422;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $4,723,118;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4,325,625;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $4,321,380;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $3,487,857;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $3,361,638;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $3,330,981;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $2,801,374;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,763,680;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $2,196,110;
  • 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 $2,187,651;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1,905,495;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $1,575,561;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $1,566,381.

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

  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $4,504,895;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $3,090,635;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,511,620.
Russia’s imports from Latvia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 82,496 0.02 65,31826.30
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 874 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 13,530,943 2.98 10,043,08634.73
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 1,915-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 705,217 0.16 544,96629.41
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,243,919 0.27 1,023,23421.57
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 619,948 0.14 421,47447.09
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 18 0.00 5,707-99.68
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 6,910 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,564 0.00 2,546-38.57
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 112,140 0.02 126,542-11.38
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,315,331 0.95 2,409,83679.07
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 795,738 0.18 564,13541.05
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,758,114 0.83 3,596,0054.51
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,867,620 0.85 2,619,33747.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,067,755 2.22 6,736,77449.44
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,817,519 0.40 601,339202.25
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 120,149 0.03 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 815 0.00 1,077,113-99.92
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 756,734 0.17 548,79837.89
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 369,248 0.08 317,50816.30
29 Organic chemicals 10,363,476 2.28 9,267,93811.82
30 Pharmaceutical products 75,089,476 16.55 67,369,98411.46
31 Fertilizers 56,622 0.01 91,754-38.29
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,675,241 1.25 4,099,68038.43
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,780,636 1.27 4,476,01429.15
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 5,637,691 1.24 3,450,04063.41
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 592,972 0.13 288,464105.56
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,259,747 0.72 1,063,637206.47
39 Plastics and articles thereof 27,660,514 6.09 23,334,88918.54
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,034,938 0.45 5,125,573-60.30
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 32,962 0.01 198,632-83.41
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 11,397 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,197,249 0.70 2,845,78312.35
45 Cork and articles of cork 616 0.00 15,778-96.10
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 40,158 0.01 43,192-7.02
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,736,490 2.59 11,714,3570.19
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 11,450,617 2.52 7,129,23760.61
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 101,213 0.02 100,8390.37
52 Cotton 349,565 0.08 4,854,460-92.80
54 Man-made filaments 159,291 0.04 18,137778.27
55 Man-made staple fibers 403,300 0.09 240,53667.67
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,544,599 0.78 2,343,84251.23
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 38 0.00 214-82.24
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,862,244 0.41 1,876,108-0.74
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 59,948 0.01 161,456-62.87
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4,007,855 0.88 3,491,27114.80
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,370,991 0.96 1,009,353333.05
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8,209,491 1.81 1,360,069503.61
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,596,394 0.79 795,020352.37
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 79,666 0.02 34,986127.71
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,254 0.00 14,271-77.20
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 14,197 0.00 3,232339.26
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 332 0.00 2,447-86.43
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 441,049 0.10 309,33542.58
69 Ceramic products 4,644,908 1.02 3,078,52750.88
70 Glass and glassware 3,610,135 0.80 4,015,747-10.10
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,115,767 1.57 7,592,287-6.28
72 Iron and steel 5,176,971 1.14 4,222,76322.60
73 Articles of iron or steel 11,793,597 2.60 9,029,91730.61
74 Copper and articles thereof 65,321 0.01 29,602120.66
75 Nickel and articles thereof 558 0.00 128335.94
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,589,716 0.79 3,443,9734.23
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 149-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 10,478-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 24,648 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,850,603 0.41 1,779,0684.02
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8,502,676 1.87 8,938,548-4.88
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 86,616,807 19.09 48,898,79777.13
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 64,321,203 14.17 42,786,42850.33
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 329,103 0.07 646,587-49.10
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,277,381 1.38 5,007,29225.36
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,937,679 1.09 214,5612,201.29
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,339,000 1.40 8,850,620-28.38
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 40,047 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 3,977,174 0.88 4,994,870-20.37
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,034,932 0.23 653,50958.37
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 868,297 0.19 750,79115.65
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 713,865 0.16 580,75822.92
SS Classified 2,500 0.00 7 446-66.42
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia