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Russian trade in goods with Canada in Q3 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 Canada in the third quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Canada

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Canada was $311,893,842, down 28.98% ($127,247,225) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $141,757,682, down 40.15% ($95,083,723) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $170,136,160, down 15.90% ($32,163,502) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade balance with Canada went from a surplus of $34,541,743 in the 3rd quarter of 2017, to a deficit of $28,378,478 in the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Canada was Russia’s 62nd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 48th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1813% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3004% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Canada was Russia’s 71st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 52nd in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1263% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2775% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Canada was Russia’s 45th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 41st in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2842% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3326% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Canada

The major share of Russian exports to Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 29.67% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (59.33% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 27.34% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (16.85% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 23.21% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (15.64% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.82% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (2.33% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.91% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (1.84% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.07% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (1.09% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.01% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (0.07% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $6,398,361;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $5,036,862;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2,450,329;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,271,983;
  • 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 $1,264,290;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $1,203,026;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $636,811;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $430,491.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd 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 $98,471,578;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $9,888,866;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $5,376,371;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $2,941,761;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $982,172;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $858,108.
Russia’s exports to Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 254,487 0.18 86,319194.82
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,386 0.00 774337.47
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,382 0.00 3,49225.49
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 59,558 0.04 4,0781,360.47
10 Cereals 22,176 0.02 208,206-89.35
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 82,357 0.06 93,976-12.36
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 49 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 107 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,572 0.01 14,499-33.98
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 9,983 0.01 20,935-52.31
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 39,124 0.03 43,256-9.55
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 297,784 0.21 201,37547.88
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 109,383 0.08 105,0754.10
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 175,391 0.12 96,18482.35
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 296,561 0.21 264,26012.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 462,752 0.33 162,761184.31
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,101,614 0.78 1,276,950-13.73
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,988 0.00 4017,370.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 284,480 0.20 274,5883.60
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 41,774,420 29.47 140,245,998-70.21
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,898,762 3.46 10,275,133-52.32
29 Organic chemicals 1,529,116 1.08 892,30571.37
31 Fertilizers 11,345,854 8.00 4,947,493129.33
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,980 0.00 1012,850.50
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,120 0.00 90324.03
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 310 0.00 32868.75
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 74,503 0.05 126,972-41.32
39 Plastics and articles thereof 251,902 0.18 80,864211.51
40 Rubber and articles thereof 20,654,044 14.57 23,595,805-12.47
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 26,866 0.02 2,0731,196.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,700,141 5.43 5,249,81246.67
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 413,250 0.29 211,66695.24
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 143,454 0.10 67,426112.76
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 452 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 285 0.00 776-63.27
54 Man-made filaments 644 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 362 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 126 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 181-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 324 0.00 496-34.68
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12,713 0.01 33,652-62.22
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 22,112 0.02 5,267319.82
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 44,044 0.03 49,201-10.48
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 91,250 0.06 93,833-2.75
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,547 0.00 2,579-1.24
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 443-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 34,476 0.02 76,454-54.91
69 Ceramic products 7,440 0.01 13,697-45.68
70 Glass and glassware 139,851 0.10 70,51298.34
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,432,005 1.01 167,715753.83
72 Iron and steel 14,706,892 10.37 24,595,758-40.21
73 Articles of iron or steel 605,917 0.43 1,588,089-61.85
74 Copper and articles thereof 9,262,029 6.53 8,059,00314.93
75 Nickel and articles thereof 111,735 0.08 58,28991.69
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,763,326 5.48 2,726,464184.74
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 430,491 0.30 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13,098 0.01 4,581185.92
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 14,234 0.01 15,627-8.91
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,629,156 1.85 1,357,17393.72
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 1,497,584 1.06 1,347,92111.10
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 518,429 0.37 120,083331.73
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 225,057 0.16 2,14610,387.28
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 677,056 0.48 1,535,164-55.90
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 89,615 0.06 1,8164,834.75
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 16,708 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 369,776 0.26 582,346-36.50
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 55,844 0.04 105,261-46.95
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10,322 0.01 1,711503.27
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5,000 0.00 9,530-47.53
SS Classified 8,929,919 6.30 5 662 28657.71

Russia’s Imports from Canada

The major share of Russian imports from Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 52.86% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (45.80% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.43% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (21.01% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.67% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (10.70% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.49% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (17.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.90% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (1.34% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.61% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (1.65% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd 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 $6,587,035;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,025,874;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $1,540,958;
  • 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 $1,109,854;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $812,020;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $562,061.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $14,671,617;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $10,393,225;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $6,672,060;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $3,963,960;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,472,955;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,954,080;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $1,567,004;
  • 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 $925,647;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $882,496;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $769,969;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $619,029;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $541,808.
Russia’s imports from Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
01 Live animals 3,257,055 1.91 3,063,3656.32
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,505,471 1.47 3,047,279-17.78
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 895,759 0.53 631,05441.95
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 12,888 0.01 40,660-68.30
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,387 0.00 2,34144.68
10 Cereals 16,829 0.01 16,8290.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 253,636 0.15 14,925,253-98.30
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 33,381 0.02 53,979-38.16
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 182,300 0.11 21,810735.86
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 118,544 0.07 246,594-51.93
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,524 0.00 9,826-84.49
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 8,801-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 66,072 0.04 145,092-54.46
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 608,304 0.36 182,813232.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 617,517 0.36 687,838-10.22
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 7,570,471 4.45 11,534,431-34.37
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,536 0.00 19,130-60.61
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 52,601 0.03 30,75271.05
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,689,095 1.58 3,308,124-18.71
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,165,105 0.68 55,2512,008.75
29 Organic chemicals 381,568 0.22 74,602411.47
30 Pharmaceutical products 23,713,308 13.94 26,186,263-9.44
31 Fertilizers 108,612 0.06 115,793-6.20
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 733,644 0.43 238,022208.23
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,227,186 1.90 3,616,855-10.77
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 2,894,937 1.70 4,461,941-35.12
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 61,429 0.04 110,337-44.33
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 207,769 0.12 14,7291,310.61
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 67 0.00 334-79.94
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 537,665 0.32 576,340-6.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,902,467 1.12 3,856,547-50.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,226,657 1.90 3,206,2500.64
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 55,512 0.03 165,443-66.45
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 489,766 0.29 1,259,735-61.12
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 321,282 0.19 216,90948.12
45 Cork and articles of cork 141 0.00 232-39.22
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 20,573 0.01 101,008-79.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 110,765 0.07 50,790118.08
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 68-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 46,269 0.03 76,883-39.82
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,684 0.00 2,784-39.51
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,588 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 273,000 0.16 278,940-2.13
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 381,502 0.22 261,71745.77
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,593,920 0.94 1,153,12538.23
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 293,760 0.17 421,977-30.38
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 497,097 0.29 295,88968.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9,926 0.01 58,164-82.93
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 138,314 0.08 155,300-10.94
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 155,430 0.09 68,233127.79
69 Ceramic products 76,656 0.05 35,629115.15
70 Glass and glassware 80,693 0.05 331,976-75.69
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,551 0.00 13,316-58.31
72 Iron and steel 600,978 0.35 38,9171,444.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,407,763 5.53 9,633,228-2.34
74 Copper and articles thereof 135,592 0.08 186,174-27.17
75 Nickel and articles thereof 882,224 0.52 70,2041,156.66
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 392,194 0.23 7,064,254-94.45
79 Zinc and articles thereof 89 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 84 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,591,094 0.94 50,1363,073.56
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,239,909 1.90 4,122,405-21.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 195,175 0.11 473,213-58.76
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 54,523,691 32.05 47,936,65613.74
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 15,804,354 9.29 16,730,001-5.53
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 13,676 0.01 12,9006.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,466,738 4.39 17,859,963-58.19
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 16,601 0.01 33,584-50.57
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,103,139 7.11 10,077,26520.10
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 61,406 0.04 1,0645,671.24
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 124,841 0.07 123,4621.12
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 879,841 0.52 397,042121.60
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 773,691 0.45 1,176,638-34.25
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 64,542 0.04 75,473-14.48
SS Classified 252,325 0.15 799 730-68.45
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia