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

Russia’s Trade with Estonia

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Estonia totaled $808,557,382, up 18.03% ($123,495,705) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $650,353,300, up 44.15% ($199,203,411) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $158,204,082, down 32.37% ($75,707,706) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $492,149,218, a 126.55% increase ($274,911,117) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Estonia was Russia’s 40th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 39th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.4699% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.4686% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Estonia was Russia’s 35th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 39th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.5797% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.5285% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Estonia was Russia’s 47th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 38th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2642% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3846% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Estonia

The major share of Russian exports to Estonia 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) - 51.00% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (51.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.50% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (13.55% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.62% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (8.49% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.86% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (10.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.93% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (6.09% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.81% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (1.07% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Estonia 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) - an increase of $90,357,402;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $72,225,224;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - an increase of $31,354,849;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $19,124,135;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $12,792,556;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $9,080,881;
  • 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 $3,594,936;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $3,566,619;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,719,345.

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $6,275,753;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $5,413,619;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $3,007,015.
Russia’s exports to Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 79,713-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,741,903 0.27 1,746,798-0.28
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 20,328-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 371,877 0.06 61,353506.13
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 508,453 0.08 152,852232.64
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 223,626 0.03 171,07930.72
10 Cereals 5,161 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 38,986 0.01 113,070-65.52
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 27,959 0.00 107,643-74.03
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,019 0.00 3,934-74.10
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 98,873 0.02 141,769-30.26
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 40,910 0.01 133,095-69.26
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 409,121 0.06 300,91935.96
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 281,089 0.04 619,285-54.61
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 162,260 0.02 40,747298.21
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 663,852 0.10 495,87133.88
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 663,436 0.10 605,6929.53
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 38,436 0.01 30,70125.19
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 35,713 0.01 20,16377.12
26 Ores, slag and ash 9,080,881 1.40 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 322,562,857 49.60 232,205,45538.91
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13,585,455 2.09 9,990,51935.98
29 Organic chemicals 1,968,069 0.30 3,016,905-34.77
30 Pharmaceutical products 144,688 0.02 141,1972.47
31 Fertilizers 112,696,601 17.33 40,471,377178.46
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 225,766 0.03 246,953-8.58
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 827,986 0.13 501,33065.16
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 138,266 0.02 108,88626.98
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 123,307 0.02 179,112-31.16
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 304 0.00 1,125-72.98
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,569,946 0.86 2,003,327178.03
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,606,965 0.25 2,092,792-23.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,921,417 0.45 2,397,16021.87
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 207,356 0.03 16,3321,169.63
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 581 0.00 3,800-84.71
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,183 0.00 446613.68
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 53,118,146 8.17 40,325,59031.72
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 8,553-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 300,505 0.05 61,135391.54
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,859,112 0.59 4,980,570-22.52
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 358,571 0.06 482,847-25.74
52 Cotton 10,774 0.00 18,852-42.85
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 14,980 0.00 76,738-80.48
54 Man-made filaments 238 0.00 688-65.41
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 3,465-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 359,280 0.06 395,671-9.20
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 4,589-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 78,471 0.01 79,696-1.54
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 38,694 0.01 61,813-37.40
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 77,481 0.01 33,633130.37
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 19,787 0.00 55,948-64.63
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 159,250 0.02 108,90046.24
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,632 0.00 20,191-82.01
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 42 0.00 501-91.62
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,780 0.00 8,328-66.62
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,772,294 0.43 2,810,975-1.38
69 Ceramic products 146,403 0.02 199,205-26.51
70 Glass and glassware 2,487,484 0.38 2,920,217-14.82
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 279,512 0.04 316,988-11.82
72 Iron and steel 17,920,475 2.76 16,931,3575.84
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,049,168 1.24 5,329,82351.02
74 Copper and articles thereof 780,758 0.12 147,741428.46
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,012,861 0.16 43,4262,232.38
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,049,805 0.32 8,325,558-75.38
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,146,172 0.18 892,55928.41
79 Zinc and articles thereof 544,002 0.08 1,53335,386.11
80 Tin and articles thereof 31,354,849 4.82 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 25,302,884 3.89 6,178,749309.51
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 310,917 0.05 193,00761.09
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 105,501 0.02 249,556-57.72
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,710,775 0.72 4,892,631-3.72
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 3,511,049 0.54 2,182,22860.89
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 9,792,735 1.51 12,799,750-23.49
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 757,545 0.12 1,668,502-54.60
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 121,407 0.02 5,535,026-97.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 185,005 0.03 384,975-51.94
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,452 0.00 7,233-52.27
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 300 0.00 2778.30
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 1,401,654 0.22 1,320,4306.15
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 178,004 0.03 160,21411.10
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 28,129 0.00 31,038-9.37
SS Classified 22,115 0.00 32 677 455-99.93

Russia’s Imports from Estonia

The major share of Russian imports from Estonia 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) - 71.98% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (75.09% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.08% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (14.67% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.47% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (2.48% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.69% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (2.32% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.89% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (2.50% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.44% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (1.05% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • 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 $1,110,198;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,101,932;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $974,681;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $969,642.

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

  • 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 $49,886,569;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $10,340,477;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $10,002,271;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $2,295,742;
  • 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 $1,568,623;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $1,205,997;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $898,154;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $757,740;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $528,370;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $518,753.
Russia’s imports from Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
01 Live animals 359,580 0.23 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 46,559 0.03 287,978-83.83
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 30,643 0.02 2,4021,175.73
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 898-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 150,022 0.09 131,80813.82
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 114,899 0.07 111,2593.27
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 91,908 0.06 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 66,850 0.04 37,85276.61
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 132,885 0.08 223,931-40.66
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 617,208 0.39 652,172-5.36
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 8,137 0.01 14,913-45.44
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,619,622 2.29 3,288,41210.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 592,133 0.37 680,910-13.04
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 180,660 0.11 153,19217.93
26 Ores, slag and ash 113,493 0.07 376,137-69.83
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 213,251 0.13 486,931-56.21
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 845,096 0.53 2,413,719-64.99
29 Organic chemicals 103,813 0.07 135,971-23.65
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,489,234 1.57 3,246,974-23.34
31 Fertilizers 767 0.00 64618.73
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 12,845,680 8.12 22,847,951-43.78
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 47,185 0.03 316,825-85.11
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 32,825 0.02 80,213-59.08
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 304,518 0.19 385,290-20.96
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 122,619 0.08 76,46060.37
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 969,320 0.61 1,497,690-35.28
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,087,178 2.58 2,985,24636.91
40 Rubber and articles thereof 429,621 0.27 334,62028.39
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 141,531 0.09 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 279-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 776,107 0.49 1,197,903-35.21
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 5,581-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 791,791 0.50 653,18921.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 711,518 0.45 602,22218.15
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 7,317-100.00
52 Cotton 0 0.00 545-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 6,410-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 15,396 0.01 3384,455.03
55 Man-made staple fibers 14,022 0.01 25,308-44.59
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 152,565 0.10 671,318-77.27
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 5,684 0.00 3,85147.60
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 52,913 0.03 202,977-73.93
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 15,662 0.01 11,90531.56
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4,906 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 41,938 0.03 56,781-26.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,036,585 0.66 864,38719.92
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,432,258 0.91 3,728,000-61.58
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 178,664 0.11 229,212-22.05
65 Headgear and parts thereof 41,336 0.03 38,1278.42
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 306-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 295,310 0.19 145,957102.33
69 Ceramic products 559,407 0.35 1,765,404-68.31
70 Glass and glassware 108,014 0.07 90,71419.07
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 71,785 0.05 60,92617.82
72 Iron and steel 317,035 0.20 457,580-30.71
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,841,472 3.06 3,866,79125.21
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,010,038 0.64 40,3962,400.34
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 39,540-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 201,546 0.13 371,160-45.70
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4,204 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 81,413 0.05 551,763-85.24
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 44,487 0.03 35,47325.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 575,063 0.36 449,86627.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 29,758,787 18.81 40,099,264-25.79
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 82,466,370 52.13 132,352,939-37.69
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 93,688 0.06 991,842-90.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,083,397 0.68 1,419,903-23.70
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 18,289-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 476,034 0.30 762,385-37.56
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 215-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 4,677-100.00
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 2,012,476 1.27 902,278123.04
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 165,110 0.10 379,795-56.53
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9,864 0.01 21,443-54.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 2,682-100.00
SS Classified 0 0.00 4 150-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia