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Russian trade in goods with Switzerland 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 Switzerland in the first quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Switzerland

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Switzerland was $1,259,042,196, down 9.96% ($139,321,143) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 1st quarter of 2018 were $666,722,561, down 31.18% ($302,019,586) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $592,319,635, up 37.87% ($162,698,443) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Switzerland in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $74,402,926, a 86.20% decrease ($464,718,029) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

Switzerland was Russia’s 29th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 20th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.7987% of Russia’s total trade (down from 1.0878% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Switzerland was Russia’s 35th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 20th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.6472% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.1624% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Switzerland was Russia’s 20th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 25th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.0846% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.9502% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Switzerland

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 53.81% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (46.52% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 28.91% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (25.80% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 11.41% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (25.09% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.81% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (0.66% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.42% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (0.96% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

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

  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $44,877,828;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $6,758,735;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $2,655,839;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $2,605,256.

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

  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $166,999,576;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $137,917,510;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $57,156,314;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4,923,395.
Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
01 Live animals 3,680 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 914,283 0.14 522,28175.06
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 112,984-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 456-100.00
10 Cereals 8,291,942 1.24 1,533,207440.82
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 69,816 0.01 36,59290.80
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 57,972-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,615 0.00 4,193-61.48
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,426 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 56,224 0.01 33,54267.62
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 27,524 0.00 22,82920.57
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 32,391-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,680,390 0.40 4,045,920-33.75
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 16,487 0.00 1,0011,547.05
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 192,733,202 28.91 249,889,516-22.87
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 674,725 0.10 2,518,131-73.21
29 Organic chemicals 510,429 0.08 1,036,246-50.74
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,264 0.00 703,134.29
31 Fertilizers 2,687,024 0.40 81,7683,186.16
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 11,013 0.00 8,47229.99
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 365,324 0.05 194,19588.12
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 3,490 0.00 747367.20
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,163 0.00 88,816-90.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,917,715 0.59 3,967,584-1.26
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,310,327 0.20 1,365,887-4.07
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,999 0.00 31,854-84.31
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 617,615 0.09 487,39626.72
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 107,544 0.02 81,87031.36
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,983 0.00 76,918-83.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 25,168 0.00 48,857-48.49
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 105-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 263,659 0.04 492,077-46.42
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 361 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 105-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 25,211 0.00 37,097-32.04
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 64,090 0.01 94,611-32.26
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10,142 0.00 1277,885.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,719 0.00 5,409-68.22
65 Headgear and parts thereof 15,842 0.00 14,18411.69
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 181,211 0.03 19,435832.40
69 Ceramic products 161 0.00 367-56.13
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 3,612-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 76,075,561 11.41 243,075,137-68.70
72 Iron and steel 280,433 0.04 207,85234.92
73 Articles of iron or steel 23,122 0.00 36,186-36.10
74 Copper and articles thereof 67,667,958 10.15 65,012,1194.09
75 Nickel and articles thereof 278,384,061 41.75 233,506,23319.22
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,090,557 1.21 146,008,067-94.46
78 Lead and articles thereof 3,904,249 0.59 5,814,171-32.85
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 241,667 0.04 106,716126.46
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 120,633 0.02 4,8502,387.28
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 23,634 0.00 3,954497.72
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,165,865 0.17 6,089,260-80.85
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 2,069,981 0.31 634,848226.06
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 69,060 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 36,831 0.01 194,956-81.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 560,896 0.08 752,223-25.43
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 547,874 0.08 219,634149.45
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 33,950 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 118,370 0.02 13,286790.94
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 134,772 0.02 106,92726.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 609 0.00 5962.18
SS Classified 11,554,710 1.73 6 308183,075.49

Russia’s Imports from Switzerland

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 46.59% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (37.31% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 30.49% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (31.74% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.45% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (10.93% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.54% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (4.85% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.76% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (1.29% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.69% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (5.75% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $73,457,450;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $24,664,885;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $21,629,346;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $15,572,714;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $7,110,777;
  • 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 $6,879,117;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $5,976,300;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $5,721,389;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $5,241,962;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $5,230,036;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $4,536,840.

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

  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $21,455,376;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $2,661,352;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $2,228,892.
Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 36,753 0.01 217,000-83.06
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,447,713 1.09 5,601,48615.11
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 20,517-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,310,475 0.90 5,204,7132.03
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 894 0.00 202342.57
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,089,919 0.18 513,541112.24
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16,535 0.00 24,384-32.19
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,973 0.00 54,070-96.35
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 705,592 0.12 157,221348.79
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,563,055 0.43 1,312,94195.21
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 21,521,051 3.63 16,291,01532.10
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 388,122 0.07 375,0563.48
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,482,727 1.94 9,715,06818.20
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,816,025 0.81 3,467,83538.88
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 386,153 0.07 132,674191.05
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,210,371 0.20 3,871,723-68.74
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11,779 0.00 2,104459.84
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 190,760 0.03 124,25253.53
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,060,434 0.35 432,023376.93
29 Organic chemicals 35,530,119 6.00 10,865,234227.01
30 Pharmaceutical products 171,237,507 28.91 97,780,05775.13
31 Fertilizers 5,198 0.00 8,771-40.74
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 10,234,433 1.73 5,697,59379.63
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 25,186,244 4.25 19,944,28226.28
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 4,190,558 0.71 2,983,72140.45
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,089,370 0.35 4,318,262-51.62
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 44 0.00 69-36.23
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 77,685 0.01 78,439-0.96
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 11,392,553 1.92 5,671,164100.89
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,150,834 2.22 11,815,78811.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 806,128 0.14 681,71718.25
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 144,157 0.02 107,20034.47
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,552,311 0.26 1,550,8610.09
45 Cork and articles of cork 241,316 0.04 162,96848.08
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,192,696 0.37 1,441,66652.09
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 100,019 0.02 21,555,395-99.54
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 583-100.00
52 Cotton 386 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 21 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 166,559 0.03 115,21644.56
55 Man-made staple fibers 133,848 0.02 62,509114.13
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 212,622 0.04 245,878-13.53
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 48,137 0.01 77,093-37.56
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8,940 0.00 11,655-23.29
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 586,122 0.10 282,192107.70
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 7,014 0.00 10,717-34.55
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 615,734 0.10 589,6264.43
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,353,078 0.23 378,082257.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 37,421 0.01 84,883-55.91
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 75,742 0.01 139,105-45.55
65 Headgear and parts thereof 14,969 0.00 17,059-12.25
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 21 0.00 1,558-98.65
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,575,639 0.27 1,408,01511.90
69 Ceramic products 304,225 0.05 268,45313.33
70 Glass and glassware 394,649 0.07 267,27247.66
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,529,160 0.76 5,543,681-18.30
72 Iron and steel 373,629 0.06 811,142-53.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,327,437 1.07 6,191,6422.19
74 Copper and articles thereof 382,742 0.06 351,5218.88
75 Nickel and articles thereof 382,459 0.06 8,5024,398.46
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 733,300 0.12 526,93539.16
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 156-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 91,686 0.02 41,022123.50
80 Tin and articles thereof 4,137 0.00 1,073285.55
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,240,680 0.88 5,505,475-4.81
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13,077,954 2.21 7,101,65484.15
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 257,815 0.04 283,333-9.01
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 92,000,478 15.53 70,371,13230.74
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 27,263,215 4.60 20,384,09833.75
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 34,064 0.01 1,9381,657.69
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,029,364 0.17 916,01212.37
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 60,246,507 10.17 44,673,79334.86
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 36,848,062 6.22 29,737,28523.91
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,513 0.00 14,424-75.64
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 521,572 0.09 448,84416.20
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 87,450 0.01 83,1825.13
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 836,889 0.14 391,637113.69
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,657 0.00 29,568-94.40
SS Classified 139,235 0.02 62 235123.72
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