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

Russia’s Trade with Latvia

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Latvia was $1,187,621,021, down 7.07% ($90,340,348) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Latvia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 were $1,060,854,768, down 8.72% ($101,319,174) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Latvia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $126,766,253, up 9.48% ($10,978,826) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Latvia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $934,088,515, a 10.73% decrease ($112,298,000) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Latvia was Russia’s 31st largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 24th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.6949% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.9144% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Latvia was Russia’s 25th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 19th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.9626% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.3840% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Latvia was Russia’s 57th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 53rd in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2088% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2076% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Latvia

The major share of Russian exports to Latvia 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) - 62.88% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (82.14% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.15% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (3.94% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.09% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (3.71% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.28% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (3.87% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.14% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (2.84% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.94% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (2.05% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $71,117,601;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $59,016,646;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $10,732,694;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $6,480,257;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $6,141,883;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $4,548,499;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $3,979,175;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $3,664,375;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $3,634,605;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $3,582,200.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Latvia 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) - a decrease of $287,379,588;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $4,793,676.
Russia’s exports to Latvia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 18,189 0.00 19,171-5.12
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 26,136 0.00 67,902-61.51
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,320 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,582,951 0.34 751476,990.68
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 241,582 0.02 48,766395.39
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 537,294 0.05 501,1917.20
10 Cereals 74,538,049 7.03 15,521,403380.23
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 184,969 0.02 88,336109.39
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,982,679 0.38 3,837,3493.79
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,480 0.00 1201,133.33
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,318,862 0.12 195,416574.90
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6,596,715 0.62 2,962,110122.70
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 241,623 0.02 232,8503.77
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 484,856 0.05 469,7183.22
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 345,539 0.03 462,237-25.25
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 512,333 0.05 692,160-25.98
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 816,151 0.08 569,75143.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,028,111 0.76 7,290,63410.12
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 16,834,429 1.59 12,855,25430.95
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 86,876 0.01 234,740-62.99
26 Ores, slag and ash 12,518 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 667,013,451 62.88 954,393,039-30.11
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,287,553 0.40 2,338,56583.34
29 Organic chemicals 11,631,197 1.10 8,670,02134.15
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,972,324 0.56 4,176,66942.99
31 Fertilizers 22,130,798 2.09 11,398,10494.16
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 232,229 0.02 177,78830.62
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,569,472 0.34 5,098,544-29.99
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 7,014,753 0.66 4,872,83843.96
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 66,238 0.01 10,440534.46
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 41,508 0.00 15,689164.57
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,382,012 0.32 3,080,6819.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,775,024 0.54 3,383,88370.66
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,555,207 0.24 1,741,60846.72
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 66,488 0.01 58,17114.30
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 1,173,596-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 35,727,749 3.37 29,585,86620.76
45 Cork and articles of cork 2,478 0.00 267828.09
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,732,357 0.35 67,9825,390.21
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,430,626 0.32 2,191,17056.57
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,026,928 0.10 1,106,249-7.17
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 10 0.00 19,422-99.95
52 Cotton 10,702 0.00 4,804,378-99.78
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 56,228 0.01 19,197192.90
54 Man-made filaments 19,394 0.00 28,258-31.37
55 Man-made staple fibers 13,357 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 301,659 0.03 257,03317.36
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,256 0.00 929250.48
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 7,122 0.00 3,59598.11
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 9,938 0.00 7,26236.85
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 13,663 0.00 35,790-61.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 141,435 0.01 108,82729.96
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 654,653 0.06 541,69220.85
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 125,672 0.01 46,521170.14
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 44,014 0.00 30,90342.43
65 Headgear and parts thereof 13,662 0.00 2,748397.16
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,330 0.00 247438.46
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 12,504 0.00 1886,551.06
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,813,522 0.27 2,112,17733.20
69 Ceramic products 2,154,078 0.20 1,413,85952.35
70 Glass and glassware 1,984,257 0.19 2,084,655-4.82
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,154,101 0.20 2,648,414-18.66
72 Iron and steel 104,982,263 9.90 33,864,662210.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,015,127 0.94 7,518,26133.21
74 Copper and articles thereof 921,623 0.09 64,8971,320.13
75 Nickel and articles thereof 594,841 0.06 341,97773.94
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 334,932 0.03 802,465-58.26
78 Lead and articles thereof 309 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 485,538 0.05 295,48564.32
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 106,543 0.01 92,35215.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 174,034 0.02 144,92120.09
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,577,674 0.62 9,292,014-29.21
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 2,954,093 0.28 4,387,021-32.66
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 2,077,157 0.20 1,931,2717.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,374,379 1.07 6,825,88066.64
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6,480,587 0.61 3301,963,714.24
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,754,342 0.17 1,342,03930.72
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,222 0.00 13,802-83.90
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 1,186,479 0.11 724,54063.76
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 309,742 0.03 420,815-26.39
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 251,149 0.02 321,184-21.81
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 15,077 0.00 0
SS Classified 3,669,046 0.35 32 90211,051.44

Russia’s Imports from Latvia

The major share of Russian imports from Latvia 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) - 39.93% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (33.11% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 27.85% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (31.63% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.14% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (11.92% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.06% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (7.80% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.99% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (5.74% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.40% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (5.44% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.64% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (1.60% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Latvia 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 $15,965,870;
  • 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 $2,315,423;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,696,630;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $898,892;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $764,655;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $584,970;
  • 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 $558,637;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $514,145.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Latvia 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 $3,983,761;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $2,247,644;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,110,129;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1,283,462;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $986,178;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $839,473;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $539,561;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $517,438;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $507,299.
Russia’s imports from Latvia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 24,319 0.02 14,33769.62
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 444-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5,055,058 3.99 7,302,702-30.78
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 162,130 0.13 151,7726.82
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 427,524 0.34 343,18224.58
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 71,453 0.06 120,840-40.87
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 930-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 1,564-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 144,902 0.11 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 27,872 0.02 28,197-1.15
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,111,707 0.88 526,737111.06
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 242,966 0.19 220,56610.16
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,099,399 0.87 960,21014.50
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,560,852 1.23 1,544,3651.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,077,992 2.43 2,313,33733.05
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,075,005 0.85 176,113510.41
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 39,103 0.03 99,661-60.76
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 815-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 272,386 0.21 168,58861.57
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 186,047 0.15 54,027244.36
29 Organic chemicals 1,649,538 1.30 1,848,766-10.78
30 Pharmaceutical products 19,491,337 15.38 20,774,799-6.18
31 Fertilizers 5,100 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,221,195 0.96 1,738,633-29.76
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,670,255 1.32 1,706,618-2.13
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 1,925,994 1.52 2,264,892-14.96
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 103,351 0.08 80,46928.44
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,082,348 1.64 385,718439.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,776,772 5.35 7,033,722-3.65
40 Rubber and articles thereof 197,245 0.16 736,806-73.23
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,585 0.00 16,619-72.41
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 831,079 0.66 844,238-1.56
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 7,387 0.01 31,811-76.78
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,664,066 2.10 2,504,8576.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,080,030 1.64 2,919,503-28.75
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 12,236 0.01 26,823-54.38
52 Cotton 207,561 0.16 46,812343.39
54 Man-made filaments 28,513 0.02 20,33440.22
55 Man-made staple fibers 169,760 0.13 146,40315.95
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,378,618 1.09 1,190,72815.78
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 140 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 489,141 0.39 563,494-13.19
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 26,132 0.02 21,15223.54
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,463,938 1.15 1,319,14110.98
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,091,803 0.86 1,002,9548.86
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,028,930 1.60 1,514,78533.94
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 686,615 0.54 777,908-11.74
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,233 0.00 5,9634.53
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 167-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5,927 0.00 4,38635.13
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 121,880 0.10 94,83728.52
69 Ceramic products 388,113 0.31 755,061-48.60
70 Glass and glassware 1,305,714 1.03 1,088,72919.93
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,076,722 1.64 1,850,81012.21
72 Iron and steel 2,981,713 2.35 3,489,012-14.54
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,021,103 2.38 3,285,054-8.03
74 Copper and articles thereof 146,758 0.12 10,1741,342.48
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 102,188 0.08 1,088,366-90.61
78 Lead and articles thereof 3,789 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 437,557 0.35 434,8170.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 987,827 0.78 721,72736.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 30,579,247 24.12 14,613,377109.26
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 17,757,273 14.01 15,441,85014.99
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 382,901 0.30 26,4491,347.70
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,402,403 1.11 1,659,050-15.47
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 3,983,761-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 497,884 0.39 2,608,013-80.91
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 573-100.00
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 1,096,130 0.86 537,493103.93
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 87,856 0.07 232,697-62.24
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 415,089 0.33 222,01386.97
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 89,562 0.07 86,6763.33
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia