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

Russia’s Trade with Switzerland

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Switzerland totaled $1,899,068,250, up 81.61% ($853,368,073) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $1,198,771,753, up 116.43% ($644,897,334) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $700,296,497, up 42.39% ($208,470,739) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Switzerland in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $498,475,256, a 703.36% increase ($436,426,595) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Switzerland was Russia’s 19th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 28th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.1111% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.7482% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Switzerland was Russia’s 22nd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 32nd in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.0878% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.6596% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Switzerland was Russia’s 20th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 25th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.1535% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.8816% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Switzerland

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 59.65% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (51.54% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 25.43% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (20.20% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 11.00% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (21.80% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.03% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (2.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.80% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (1.64% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.49% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (1.09% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $308,587,895;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $192,989,294;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $111,590,887;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $13,286,992;
  • 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) - an increase of $11,125,177;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $9,701,709.

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

  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $3,842,279.
Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 3,509 0.00 3,3415.03
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,230,193 0.10 1,069,07715.07
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 144,766-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 41 0.00 0
10 Cereals 4,352,690 0.36 4,020,8928.25
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 91,655 0.01 86,1766.36
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 690 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,184 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 109,883 0.01 142,244-22.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 62,066 0.01 89,385-30.56
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,770,366 0.31 3,540,4446.49
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 137 0.00 11618.10
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 304,855,070 25.43 111,865,776172.52
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 802,033 0.07 3,290,065-75.62
29 Organic chemicals 717,710 0.06 1,090,760-34.20
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,564 0.00 519201.35
31 Fertilizers 16,055,379 1.34 6,353,670152.69
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 27 0.00 4,523-99.40
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 370,363 0.03 135,687172.95
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 7,201 0.00 3,163127.66
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 38,098 0.00 17,364119.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,258,415 0.36 1,964,099116.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,055,669 0.17 1,408,33245.96
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 664,010 0.06 576,16815.25
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 66,029 0.01 52,13026.66
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 549,005 0.05 687,658-20.16
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 136,768 0.01 64,200113.03
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 18,706 0.00 195,085-90.41
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18,792 0.00 35,775-47.47
54 Man-made filaments 22,244 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 109-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 383,080 0.03 347,63110.20
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 7 0.00 80-91.25
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 532-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 512,063 0.04 319,15560.44
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,491,116 0.12 1,133,97531.49
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,805 0.00 2290,150.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 407,988 0.03 310,71931.30
65 Headgear and parts thereof 37,081 0.00 17,815108.14
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 181,616 0.02 116,91155.35
69 Ceramic products 1,316 0.00 386240.93
70 Glass and glassware 20,876 0.00 17,72117.80
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 131,891,253 11.00 120,766,0769.21
72 Iron and steel 160,140 0.01 33,409379.33
73 Articles of iron or steel 128,974 0.01 52,690144.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 74,436,211 6.21 61,149,21921.73
75 Nickel and articles thereof 319,302,941 26.64 207,712,05453.72
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 314,177,773 26.21 5,589,8785,520.48
78 Lead and articles thereof 5,951,680 0.50 9,793,959-39.23
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 455,220 0.04 1,153,650-60.54
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 423,642 0.04 4,2429,886.85
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 13,225 0.00 5452,326.61
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 450,013 0.04 2,044,899-77.99
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 4,701,144 0.39 2,630,31878.73
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 42,876 0.00 383,802-88.83
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 12,334-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 693,669 0.06 965,640-28.16
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 504,489 0.04 2,194,263-77.01
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 26,280 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 37,090 0.00 71,761-48.31
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 40,429 0.00 140,260-71.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 151 0.00 10,848-98.61
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 50,000-100.00
SS Classified 2,031,108 0.17 8 12124,910.57

Russia’s Imports from Switzerland

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 41.93% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (39.94% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 34.91% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (31.88% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.50% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (11.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.70% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (5.90% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $80,666,033;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $63,807,668;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $23,089,522;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $12,249,965;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $5,363,747;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $4,781,972;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $4,241,259;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $3,446,836;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $3,332,423.

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

  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $4,636,806.
Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 73,696 0.01 327,832-77.52
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,159,513 0.88 7,579,234-18.73
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,809,971 0.83 7,015,798-17.19
10 Cereals 32,211 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4,932 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 617,027 0.09 694,158-11.11
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16,968 0.00 110,105-84.59
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 64,145 0.01 107,119-40.12
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,293,901 0.18 226,369471.59
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,654,784 0.38 2,226,46019.24
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 22,613,118 3.23 19,166,28217.98
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 554,132 0.08 399,83138.59
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 14,973,559 2.14 9,609,81255.82
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,567,506 0.80 3,895,71242.91
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,057,672 0.15 215,913389.86
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,038,745 0.72 3,248,73255.10
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 33,771 0.00 6,712403.14
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 267,916 0.04 195,33237.16
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,848,971 0.41 1,005,488183.34
29 Organic chemicals 29,837,359 4.26 25,055,38719.09
30 Pharmaceutical products 193,753,987 27.67 113,087,95471.33
31 Fertilizers 5,541 0.00 4,25630.19
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 11,072,335 1.58 6,831,07662.09
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 25,675,080 3.67 22,342,65714.92
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 4,396,404 0.63 4,088,0587.54
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,229,421 0.32 4,224,137-47.22
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 148 0.00 1442.78
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 180,839 0.03 169,7086.56
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,375,115 1.20 6,414,56930.56
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14,288,448 2.04 12,321,83115.96
40 Rubber and articles thereof 943,623 0.13 900,3124.81
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 33,451-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 133,471 0.02 115,89215.17
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 52,634 0.01 107,225-50.91
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,117,926 0.16 1,987,854-43.76
45 Cork and articles of cork 221,915 0.03 210,9435.20
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 1,303-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,825,229 0.26 1,677,1158.83
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 109,800 0.02 178,799-38.59
50 Silk 3,726 0.00 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3,436 0.00 1981,635.35
52 Cotton 6,914 0.00 3,268111.57
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 509 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 152,690 0.02 279,558-45.38
55 Man-made staple fibers 113,671 0.02 110,9182.48
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 253,786 0.04 382,099-33.58
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 31,312 0.00 69,279-54.80
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 16,774 0.00 21,909-23.44
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 494,224 0.07 341,48244.73
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 22,340 0.00 4974,394.97
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 531,882 0.08 521,0852.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 711,505 0.10 2,269,264-68.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 34,066 0.00 57,710-40.97
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 147,839 0.02 130,66113.15
65 Headgear and parts thereof 45,098 0.01 9,000401.09
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 43 0.00 10,066-99.57
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 1,582-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,572,834 0.22 1,770,262-11.15
69 Ceramic products 376,447 0.05 247,24152.26
70 Glass and glassware 470,790 0.07 313,50850.17
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,268,017 0.75 4,188,80725.76
72 Iron and steel 465,349 0.07 829,345-43.89
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,043,981 1.15 8,996,457-10.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,111,462 0.30 1,410,38049.71
75 Nickel and articles thereof 390,473 0.06 29,7761,211.37
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,306,321 0.19 812,08460.86
79 Zinc and articles thereof 151,133 0.02 149,5181.08
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,706 0.00 5,477-68.85
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,827,465 0.26 6,464,271-71.73
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11,202,579 1.60 9,974,01612.32
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 422,728 0.06 363,63816.25
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 133,470,460 19.06 69,662,79291.60
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 31,053,113 4.43 30,928,3700.40
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 681,776 0.10 8,2438,170.97
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 985,077 0.14 1,013,398-2.79
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 78,254,360 11.17 55,164,83841.86
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 50,511,199 7.21 38,261,23432.02
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 13,343 0.00 14,927-10.61
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 706,164 0.10 317,557122.37
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 57,567 0.01 270,024-78.68
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 757,163 0.11 464,27363.09
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 14,291-100.00
SS Classified 3,723,362 0.53 158 8952,243.28
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia