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Russian trade in goods with Finland in Q1 2018

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Finland in the first quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Finland

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Finland totaled $3,696,871,194, up 31.29% ($881,040,448) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Finland in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $2,888,475,146, up 31.88% ($698,238,280) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Finland in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $808,396,048, up 29.22% ($182,802,168) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Finland in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $2,080,079,098, a 32.94% increase ($515,436,112) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

Finland was Russia’s 13th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 2.3452% of Russia’s total trade (up from 2.1904% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Finland was Russia’s 9th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 12th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 2.8037% of Russia’s total exports (up from 2.6282% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Finland was Russia’s 17th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 19th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.4803% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.3836% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Finland

The major share of Russian exports to Finland in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 67.06% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (64.82% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.60% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (15.18% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.90% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (11.57% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.94% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (5.23% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.86% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (1.42% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Finland in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 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 $496,215,890;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $43,424,372;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $35,706,786;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $30,044,713;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $21,443,505.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Finland in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Finland in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,187,117 0.08 1,286,72169.98
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 400-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 709,414 0.02 386,27083.66
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 97,290-100.00
10 Cereals 467,927 0.02 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 17,079 0.00 26,696-36.02
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 180,675 0.01 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 6,280-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 633,520 0.02 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 100,363 0.00 96,9873.48
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 20,328 0.00 19,0656.62
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,821 0.00 3,73828.97
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 35,906 0.00 25,00843.58
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,210,305 0.25 5,243,34537.51
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,330,119 0.22 8,382,719-24.49
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 438,541 0.02 668,051-34.36
26 Ores, slag and ash 35,675,751 1.24 14,232,246150.67
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,901,031,395 65.81 1,404,815,50535.32
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 19,752,025 0.68 18,590,1686.25
29 Organic chemicals 214,069,934 7.41 178,363,14820.02
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,368,315 0.05 908,40750.63
31 Fertilizers 74,057,765 2.56 30,633,393141.76
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 26,241 0.00 78,596-66.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 38,373 0.00 60,718-36.80
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 2,661,442 0.09 605,295339.69
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 403 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,606,221 0.06 1,560,1832.95
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,482 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,937,122 0.24 5,134,29235.11
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,288,333 0.18 5,009,4935.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17,931,860 0.62 12,481,96443.66
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 351,426 0.01 287,40622.28
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 135,162 0.00 88,95151.95
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 6,590,286 0.23 10,450,115-36.94
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 104,678,000 3.62 107,429,227-2.56
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3,368 0.00 2,60529.29
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,615,093 0.09 1,862,77840.39
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,399,311 0.22 5,123,52724.90
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 41,073 0.00 27,05351.82
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 28,607 0.00 29,481-2.96
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3 0.00 8,469-99.96
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 129,648 0.00 728,969-82.21
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,486 0.00 11,650-87.24
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 140,944 0.00 121,43016.07
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,980 0.00 9,014-11.47
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 45 0.00 659-93.17
65 Headgear and parts thereof 179 0.00 196-8.67
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,054,621 0.17 4,335,83616.58
69 Ceramic products 156,434 0.01 370,142-57.74
70 Glass and glassware 2,555,060 0.09 5,913,242-56.79
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 28 0.00 34,573-99.92
72 Iron and steel 21,786,936 0.75 16,059,06835.67
73 Articles of iron or steel 219,217,506 7.59 215,647,9301.66
74 Copper and articles thereof 6,018,809 0.21 10,02459,943.98
75 Nickel and articles thereof 92,317,564 3.20 86,970,0836.15
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 16,112,793 0.56 10,049,88960.33
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 13-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8,192,899 0.28 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 357,100 0.01 87,397308.60
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 373 0.00 3,671,950-99.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,216,413 0.25 7,080,6751.92
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 12,530,147 0.43 18,802,548-33.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,464,742 0.12 4,761,324-27.23
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 30,162,314 1.04 117,60125,548.01
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 341,283 0.01 303,84612.32
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 360,864 0.01 330,5619.17
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,368,527 0.05 788,92273.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 23,094 0.00 2,0331,035.96
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 1,701-100.00
SS Classified 41,331,951 1.43 0

Russia’s Imports from Finland

The major share of Russian imports from Finland in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 49.10% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (44.32% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.87% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (20.95% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 15.55% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (16.72% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.14% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (6.30% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.53% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (5.89% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.03% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (3.53% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Finland in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $84,019,404;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $22,737,962;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $16,249,527;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $12,340,154;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $10,175,044;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $8,158,713;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $8,144,957;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $7,390,248;
  • 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 $6,067,812;
  • 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 $4,243,706.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Finland in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $3,966,835.
Russia’s imports from Finland in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
01 Live animals 0 0.00 292,644-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 405,806 0.05 113,468257.64
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 23,821 0.00 26,710-10.82
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,468,047 0.31 2,027,28521.74
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 543,270 0.07 72,981644.40
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 967,898 0.12 570,82769.56
10 Cereals 0 0.00 1,610,427-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,145,740 0.39 3,494,954-9.99
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,191 0.00 12,263-57.67
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 542 0.00 28490.85
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 187,368 0.02 172,3578.71
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 738,893 0.09 426,77873.13
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 576,894 0.07 654,640-11.88
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,000,366 0.25 943,973111.91
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,081,260 0.50 3,358,49421.52
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 578,279 0.07 455,12827.06
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,050,886 0.25 1,205,87770.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,962,946 0.61 5,220,467-4.93
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,794,893 0.22 1,426,64625.81
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 3,206-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,637,755 0.20 1,200,75636.39
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 43,039,111 5.32 35,648,86320.73
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 15,754,220 1.95 11,510,51436.87
29 Organic chemicals 5,173,767 0.64 3,124,40465.59
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,825,227 1.22 12,201,639-19.48
31 Fertilizers 164,041 0.02 196,137-16.36
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 10,233,587 1.27 14,200,422-27.93
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,518,970 0.19 1,110,73636.75
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 16,449,259 2.03 17,489,040-5.95
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,130,234 0.51 3,667,56312.62
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 89-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,812,163 1.09 7,424,89818.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 60,997,449 7.55 50,822,40520.02
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11,373,002 1.41 9,315,82522.08
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 39,174 0.00 57,029-31.31
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2,174,297 0.27 1,727,48825.86
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,886,427 0.23 1,264,45949.19
45 Cork and articles of cork 3,286 0.00 10,559-68.88
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 47,503 0.01 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,391,867 0.42 5,751,031-41.02
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 117,592,764 14.55 94,854,80223.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,822,141 0.35 2,714,3653.97
52 Cotton 1,180 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 2,633 0.00 1,74950.54
55 Man-made staple fibers 13,552 0.00 9661,302.90
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 166,214 0.02 82,523101.42
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 34,010 0.00 130,090-73.86
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 159,877 0.02 96,01766.51
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 775,108 0.10 1,128,849-31.34
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 101,473 0.01 9,865928.62
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 299,131 0.04 298,7740.12
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 959,796 0.12 1,298,796-26.10
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 200,004 0.02 604,911-66.94
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 272,225 0.03 230,27218.22
65 Headgear and parts thereof 136,169 0.02 300,533-54.69
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 835 0.00 891-6.29
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 12,439 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,843,774 0.48 3,176,25921.02
69 Ceramic products 344,298 0.04 271,02827.03
70 Glass and glassware 1,955,813 0.24 722,906170.55
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 155 0.00 175-11.43
72 Iron and steel 16,729,685 2.07 17,803,763-6.03
73 Articles of iron or steel 16,696,969 2.07 8,552,01295.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,387,872 0.42 3,739,206-9.40
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 12,451-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,496,657 0.80 5,412,02220.04
79 Zinc and articles thereof 284,294 0.04 66,215329.35
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,073 0.00 85126.09
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 193,622 0.02 40,876373.68
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,170,758 0.39 1,981,01760.06
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,642,365 0.33 1,813,18645.73
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 122,775,907 15.19 106,526,38015.25
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 63,550,531 7.86 64,211,086-1.03
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 292,373 0.04 736,536-60.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 61,015,870 7.55 48,675,71625.35
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 134,321,144 16.62 50,301,740167.03
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14,968,282 1.85 6,809,569119.81
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 281,062 0.03 173,16462.31
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 9,131,137 1.13 3,063,325198.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,356,749 0.17 803,05468.95
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 217,314 0.03 103,880109.20
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 3,141-100.00
SS Classified 5,354 0.00 27 653-80.64
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia