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Russian trade in goods with Finland in Q2 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 second quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Finland

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Finland totaled $3,792,117,994, up 22.41% ($694,185,754) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $2,922,708,680, up 32.56% ($717,959,704) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2018 were $869,409,314, down 2.66% ($23,773,950) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $2,053,299,366, a 56.55% increase ($741,733,654) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Finland was Russia’s 13th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 14th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 2.2188% of Russia’s total trade (up from 2.2166% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Finland was Russia’s 11th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 12th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 2.6521% of Russia’s total exports (up from 2.6256% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Finland was Russia’s 17th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 14th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.4321% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.6011% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Finland

The major share of Russian exports to Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 59.04% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (57.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 19.87% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (16.77% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.06% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (13.90% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.69% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (5.13% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.97% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (5.29% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd 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 $473,772,245;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $107,251,933;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $89,281,822;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $74,110,867;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $23,023,058.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $51,636,022;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $13,867,964.
Russia’s exports to Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 828,056 0.03 933,357-11.28
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 14,459 0.00 11,93021.20
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 20 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 556,030 0.02 663,581-16.21
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 10,002 0.00 70,754-85.86
10 Cereals 0 0.00 86,436-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7,479 0.00 15,782-52.61
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 86,823-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 12,893 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 1,107,838-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 161,606 0.01 192,550-16.07
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 736 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 40,132 0.00 24,06066.80
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,087,569 0.21 5,783,5875.26
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 9,221,553 0.32 4,180,128120.60
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 787,945 0.03 1,532,944-48.60
26 Ores, slag and ash 10,480,333 0.36 24,348,297-56.96
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,714,180,054 58.65 1,240,407,80938.19
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 24,475,199 0.84 26,377,540-7.21
29 Organic chemicals 246,210,140 8.42 172,099,27343.06
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,489,355 0.05 1,281,49916.22
31 Fertilizers 79,370,379 2.72 72,622,4119.29
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,494 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 59,969 0.00 30,24198.30
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 405,620 0.01 546,218-25.74
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,778,326 0.06 1,434,92923.93
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,859,026 0.20 9,163,991-36.06
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,138,447 0.14 3,435,88920.45
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17,911,948 0.61 19,488,353-8.09
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 148,594 0.01 88,84667.25
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 140,363 0.00 109,43528.26
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4,182,105 0.14 5,173,076-19.16
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 127,647,002 4.37 104,623,94422.01
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,705 0.00 3,991-57.28
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,692,928 0.06 1,881,091-10.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,587,291 0.26 6,516,58116.43
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21,503 0.00 14,03453.22
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 65-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 29,431 0.00 30,504-3.52
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 136,451 0.00 890,734-84.68
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,222 0.00 5,775-44.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 116,088 0.00 18,322533.60
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 24,099 0.00 18,70728.82
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 1,132-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 24 0.00 97-75.26
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 119 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8,704,582 0.30 4,293,486102.74
69 Ceramic products 191,502 0.01 313,366-38.89
70 Glass and glassware 7,400,711 0.25 6,618,35211.82
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,606 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 22,933,185 0.78 17,280,82132.71
73 Articles of iron or steel 302,718,586 10.36 195,466,65354.87
74 Copper and articles thereof 7,061,605 0.24 6,202113,760.13
75 Nickel and articles thereof 230,089,761 7.87 140,807,93963.41
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 12,635,674 0.43 14,953,692-15.50
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,017,804 0.17 68,5917,215.54
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 22,759 0.00 7,782192.46
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 119,290 0.00 1,225,000-90.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 34,383,984 1.18 37,194,574-7.56
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 10,497,155 0.36 11,208,512-6.35
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 2,439 0.00 18,937-87.12
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,493,599 0.43 16,348,305-23.58
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 124,052 0.00 51,760,074-99.76
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 181,257 0.01 112,50561.11
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 30,252 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,240 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 686,532 0.02 472,36645.34
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,583,104 0.05 1,256,72125.97
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,307 0.00 23,735-86.07
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,995 0.00 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 8 809-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Finland

The major share of Russian imports from Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 44.77% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (51.78% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.82% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (18.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 14.42% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (13.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.95% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (5.89% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.23% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (4.85% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.50% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (3.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $42,009,259;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $10,581,357;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $10,055,478;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $9,759,659;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $3,811,175;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $3,502,789;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,443,443;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2,741,697.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $105,713,025;
  • 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) - a decrease of $7,527,267;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $4,854,606;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2,975,416.
Russia’s imports from Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 266,379 0.03 250,4626.36
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 990,472 0.11 704,22740.65
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 465,179 0.05 159,036192.50
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 38,882-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,222 0.00 171,868-98.71
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 619,091 0.07 1,350,033-54.14
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 499,716 0.06 644,135-22.42
10 Cereals 1,169 0.00 2,025,118-99.94
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,586,250 0.41 3,157,53513.58
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,491 0.00 100,889-96.54
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 18,687 0.00 1,3971,237.65
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 698 0.00 928-24.78
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 351,759 0.04 242,30745.17
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 67,834 0.01 199,682-66.03
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 614,658 0.07 572,6707.33
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 551,309 0.06 662,981-16.84
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,183,055 0.48 3,185,68631.31
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 712,756 0.08 591,86520.43
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,660,287 0.31 1,464,24181.68
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,201,804 0.60 6,160,310-15.56
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 9,673,812 1.11 7,880,37122.76
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 2,715-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,914,131 0.22 1,712,25411.79
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 52,227,842 6.01 41,646,48525.41
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 15,750,789 1.81 13,642,91415.45
29 Organic chemicals 7,925,008 0.91 6,173,03928.38
30 Pharmaceutical products 17,707,137 2.04 19,015,489-6.88
31 Fertilizers 407,850 0.05 172,612136.28
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 21,023,746 2.42 17,212,57122.14
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,778,655 0.32 2,057,35635.06
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 19,402,228 2.23 18,029,7577.61
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,623,033 0.53 3,667,96526.04
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 3,689-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 359-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,245,779 1.06 9,018,1652.52
39 Plastics and articles thereof 61,569,905 7.08 64,545,321-4.61
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11,909,261 1.37 9,167,56429.91
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 67,392 0.01 45,74347.33
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 6,388,550 0.73 4,995,52427.89
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,165,539 0.25 1,821,18218.91
45 Cork and articles of cork 6,671 0.00 9,785-31.82
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 18,130 0.00 3614,922.16
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,629,139 0.42 4,134,355-12.22
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 116,985,207 13.46 106,929,7299.40
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,564,814 0.30 3,587,103-28.50
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 6,391 0.00 0
52 Cotton 3,329 0.00 2,00266.28
54 Man-made filaments 4,144 0.00 6,105-32.12
55 Man-made staple fibers 10,349 0.00 2,958249.86
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 806,225 0.09 1,409,655-42.81
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 39,194 0.00 39,849-1.64
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 103,463 0.01 185,613-44.26
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,787,646 0.21 902,95497.98
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 703,010 0.08 263,355166.94
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 188,726 0.02 297,793-36.63
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,454,096 0.17 1,123,72429.40
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 297,290 0.03 260,10614.30
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 442,034 0.05 1,612,434-72.59
65 Headgear and parts thereof 117,447 0.01 59,39897.73
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3,253 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3,380 0.00 7,958-57.53
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,366,444 0.73 5,829,1879.22
69 Ceramic products 498,486 0.06 315,44458.03
70 Glass and glassware 1,491,271 0.17 1,004,15248.51
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 110 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 20,395,580 2.35 16,892,79120.74
73 Articles of iron or steel 23,277,313 2.68 13,517,65472.20
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,052,917 0.58 5,268,902-4.10
75 Nickel and articles thereof 31,717 0.00 6,300403.44
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 15,038,558 1.73 12,841,68017.11
79 Zinc and articles thereof 30,679 0.00 1,5501,879.29
80 Tin and articles thereof 993 0.00 2,613-62.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 190,134 0.02 11,4911,554.63
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,303,179 0.38 2,197,43250.32
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,761,029 0.20 1,897,614-7.20
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 206,100,698 23.71 164,091,43925.60
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 82,554,347 9.50 90,081,614-8.36
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 369,418 0.04 995,696-62.90
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 50,871,656 5.85 55,726,262-8.71
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 32,285,711 3.71 137,998,736-76.60
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17,045,725 1.96 13,602,28225.32
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 214,890 0.02 231,907-7.34
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 5,899,819 0.68 6,032,013-2.19
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,563,024 0.18 1,099,79442.12
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 309,223 0.04 198,77455.57
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 7,373-100.00
SS Classified 4,982 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia