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

Russia’s Trade with the Netherlands

In 2017, Russia’s trade with the Netherlands totaled $39,504,485,368, up 22.40% ($7,228,805,112) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to the Netherlands in 2017 totaled $35,611,335,228, up 21.73% ($6,356,711,346) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from the Netherlands in 2017 totaled $3,893,150,140, up 28.87% ($872,093,766) from 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with the Netherlands in 2017 was $31,718,185,088, a 20.91% increase ($5,484,617,580) over 2016.

The Netherlands was Russia’s 3rd largest trading partner in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 6.7639% of Russia’s total trade (down from 6.9002% in 2016).

The Netherlands was Russia’s 2nd largest export market in 2017 (down from 1st in 2016), accounting for 9.9728% of Russia’s total exports (down from 10.2471% in 2016).

The Netherlands was Russia’s 13th largest supplier in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 1.7153% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.6575% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to the Netherlands

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 85.22% of Russia’s total exports to the Netherlands (83.92% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.61% of Russia’s total exports to the Netherlands (10.98% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.28% of Russia’s total exports to the Netherlands (2.09% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.78% of Russia’s total exports to the Netherlands (1.84% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the Netherlands 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 $5,740,515,372;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $709,149,182;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $253,066,640.

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

  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $476,116,471.
Russia’s exports to the Netherlands in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 55,785 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 13,940 0.00 303,006-95.40
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 684,835,633 1.92 431,768,99358.61
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,332,247 0.00 16,2848,081.33
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 393,590 0.00 286,84237.21
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 314,284 0.00 407,829-22.94
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 182,004 0.00 264,421-31.17
10 Cereals 17,237,672 0.05 96,107,720-82.06
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 61,099 0.00 531,207-88.50
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,533,277 0.01 2,488,1881.81
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 7,954 0.00 49,160-83.82
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 38,419,832 0.11 3,131,9591,126.70
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 692,998 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,099,695 0.01 4,132,469-24.99
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7,110,245 0.02 2,716,953161.70
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 540 0.00 60,731-99.11
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 85,869 0.00 236,038-63.62
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 104,989 0.00 119,972-12.49
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 335,233 0.00 2,216,462-84.88
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 53,202,681 0.15 65,135,361-18.32
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,280,405 0.00 489,700161.47
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9,490,304 0.03 5,851,95162.17
26 Ores, slag and ash 82,507,769 0.23 29,079,957183.73
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 30,254,636,832 84.96 24,514,121,46023.42
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 109,806,952 0.31 63,511,78072.89
29 Organic chemicals 445,892,622 1.25 384,094,85616.09
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,469,355 0.00 1,534,138-4.22
31 Fertilizers 44,552,815 0.13 55,379,227-19.55
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 460,979 0.00 102,475349.85
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,888,746 0.02 9,688,172-8.25
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 743,210 0.00 1,025,877-27.55
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 285,127 0.00 409,115-30.31
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 704,200 0.00 12,8645,374.19
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,984,495 0.01 3,789,0455.16
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,181,851 0.02 14,834,001-44.84
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,038,622 0.02 4,939,25462.75
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,648,506 0.01 399,072814.25
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 146,840 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 107,528,895 0.30 101,884,3695.54
45 Cork and articles of cork 6 0.00 8-25.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 163 0.00 70132.86
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5,716,906 0.02 3,405,02267.90
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,107,923 0.03 11,558,333-12.55
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 262,550 0.00 43,898498.09
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 589,050 0.00 730,852-19.40
54 Man-made filaments 602,871 0.00 149,362303.63
55 Man-made staple fibers 21 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 102,631 0.00 13,198677.63
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 465 0.00 1,082-57.02
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 127 0.00 161-21.12
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 42,553 0.00 5617,485.20
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 54,667 0.00 14,879267.41
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 267,566 0.00 268,049-0.18
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 54,179 0.00 42,58927.21
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 65,058 0.00 47,91535.78
65 Headgear and parts thereof 855 0.00 901-5.11
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 37 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 5,815 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,834,353 0.01 1,858,28352.53
69 Ceramic products 213,749 0.00 181,38917.84
70 Glass and glassware 3,671,319 0.01 1,681,659118.32
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 464,179 0.00 433,3427.12
72 Iron and steel 551,119,972 1.55 564,861,108-2.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 35,233,274 0.10 12,683,130177.80
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,837,062,865 5.16 1,127,913,68362.87
75 Nickel and articles thereof 410,697,272 1.15 886,813,743-53.69
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 451,039,193 1.27 430,312,5354.82
78 Lead and articles thereof 8,005 0.00 3,580,072-99.78
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5,679,759 0.02 33,452,658-83.02
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,951 0.00 286,867.86
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 127,543,182 0.36 145,402,900-12.28
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,451,618 0.02 8,031,338-32.12
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 52,546 0.00 62,107-15.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 54,464,381 0.15 40,742,34333.68
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 21,474,269 0.06 19,664,1729.21
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 141,401 0.00 71,53597.67
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 44,996,244 0.13 25,612,35675.68
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 76,837,554 0.22 52,684145,746.09
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,624,586 0.03 8,379,45326.79
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,235,127 0.01 12,869,048-82.63
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 28,546 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 2,997,757 0.01 3,063,909-2.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,898,997 0.01 2,733,5806.05
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 220,696 0.00 429,997-48.67
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,125 0.00 427163.47
SS Classified 43,199,773 0.12 106 338 615-59.38

Russia’s Imports from the Netherlands

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 45.80% of Russia’s total imports from the Netherlands (36.82% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 28.14% of Russia’s total imports from the Netherlands (32.22% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.86% of Russia’s total imports from the Netherlands (19.97% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.12% of Russia’s total imports from the Netherlands (3.76% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.64% of Russia’s total imports from the Netherlands (1.62% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.63% of Russia’s total imports from the Netherlands (1.75% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.08% of Russia’s total imports from the Netherlands (1.32% in 2016).

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $370,148,054;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $297,885,622;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $49,356,191;
  • 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 $27,308,803;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $25,737,887;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $23,968,834;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $23,261,626;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $19,700,251;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $13,579,274.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $22,984,737;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $15,407,385;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $14,465,638;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $11,936,707.
Russia’s imports from the Netherlands in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 69,215,067 1.78 45,246,23352.97
02 Meat and edible meat offal 380,695 0.01 519,562-26.73
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 33,151 0.00 618,853-94.64
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 49,055,889 1.26 63,521,527-22.77
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,342,120 0.03 1,884,295-28.77
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 75,363,201 1.94 69,853,7297.89
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 18,982,819 0.49 17,461,0698.72
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7,740,725 0.20 6,534,60818.46
10 Cereals 0 0.00 625-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,099,046 0.13 4,535,94912.41
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 9,827,990 0.25 7,734,94027.06
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 767,173 0.02 477,26760.74
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 137,995 0.00 123,60311.64
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 86,763,909 2.23 102,171,294-15.08
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 11,311,253 0.29 9,157,39623.52
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 29,933,658 0.77 41,870,365-28.51
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 63,975,411 1.64 64,524,243-0.85
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 77,656,477 1.99 70,177,62810.66
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 24,046,276 0.62 22,520,6686.77
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 27,624,767 0.71 23,007,97720.07
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 56,670,733 1.46 49,745,74213.92
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,374,238 0.04 1,511,553-9.08
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8,031,173 0.21 15,343,471-47.66
26 Ores, slag and ash 25,598,769 0.66 12,019,495112.98
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 29,754,402 0.76 25,579,05716.32
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13,449,518 0.35 10,181,42132.10
29 Organic chemicals 69,091,487 1.77 66,417,6874.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 384,544,867 9.88 358,806,9807.17
31 Fertilizers 3,167,148 0.08 3,128,5751.23
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 49,684,212 1.28 42,959,38115.65
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 20,098,582 0.52 18,836,8256.70
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 59,252,858 1.52 53,893,6399.94
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 41,612,120 1.07 35,965,26815.70
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 262,024 0.01 280,889-6.72
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 11,767,914 0.30 14,338,360-17.93
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 85,672,144 2.20 65,971,89329.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 337,086,675 8.66 287,730,48417.15
40 Rubber and articles thereof 19,893,499 0.51 14,926,72133.27
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 634,878 0.02 92,803584.11
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 475,612 0.01 213,241123.04
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 9,352 0.00 26,534-64.75
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,368,600 0.09 4,111,775-18.07
45 Cork and articles of cork 5,335 0.00 4,77911.63
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 30,682 0.00 19,94553.83
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,469 0.00 176,917-98.04
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 34,933,772 0.90 29,435,04518.68
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,642,165 0.09 6,100,725-40.30
50 Silk 39 0.00 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 426 0.00 133,176.92
52 Cotton 462,596 0.01 298,94854.74
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 33,049 0.00 12,947155.26
54 Man-made filaments 10,204,674 0.26 2,289,871345.64
55 Man-made staple fibers 911,377 0.02 393,034131.88
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6,716,745 0.17 5,624,46819.42
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 14,199,831 0.36 10,369,20936.94
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 821,523 0.02 845,926-2.88
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4,646,958 0.12 4,237,4329.66
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 765,176 0.02 575,55732.95
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 174,792 0.00 86,213102.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 173,895 0.00 129,31634.47
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 24,511,367 0.63 24,122,8541.61
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 48,543 0.00 25,14093.09
65 Headgear and parts thereof 17,873 0.00 18,283-2.24
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 14,097 0.00 15,184-7.16
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 62,915 0.00 38,79962.16
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8,970,845 0.23 7,197,26724.64
69 Ceramic products 5,300,827 0.14 2,464,446115.09
70 Glass and glassware 8,109,439 0.21 6,078,97133.40
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 149,900 0.00 143,9014.17
72 Iron and steel 11,106,502 0.29 5,523,439101.08
73 Articles of iron or steel 71,356,947 1.83 60,258,48518.42
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,366,660 0.04 993,50937.56
75 Nickel and articles thereof 819,920 0.02 624,88031.21
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 23,521,823 0.60 26,310,105-10.60
78 Lead and articles thereof 86,955 0.00 56,80453.08
79 Zinc and articles thereof 50,297 0.00 18,809167.41
80 Tin and articles thereof 7,680 0.00 93,950-91.83
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 269,547 0.01 39,326585.42
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,702,895 0.15 11,768,152-51.54
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7,276,712 0.19 7,895,513-7.84
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 877,581,625 22.54 579,696,00351.39
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 100,341,236 2.58 73,032,43337.39
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 712,254 0.02 425,92067.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 565,575,019 14.53 195,426,965189.40
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 139,949,211 3.59 162,933,948-14.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 99,036,196 2.54 100,962,355-1.91
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 16,021 0.00 40,924-60.85
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 105,365 0.00 105,2320.13
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 52,083,107 1.34 28,821,48180.71
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,155,400 0.06 1,826,01918.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 25,614,508 0.66 22,781,98112.43
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 481,959 0.01 70,490583.73
SS Classified 2,261,564 0.06 6 620 836-65.84
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia