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

Russia’s Trade with Finland

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Finland totaled $3,526,588,653, up 15.70% ($478,437,223) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Finland in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $2,707,910,209, up 33.55% ($680,214,314) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Finland in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $818,678,444, down 19.77% ($201,777,091) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Finland in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $1,889,231,765, a 87.57% increase ($881,991,405) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Finland was Russia’s 15th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 2.0495% of Russia’s total trade (down from 2.0851% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Finland was Russia’s 13th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 2.4135% of Russia’s total exports (up from 2.3755% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Finland was Russia’s 18th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 13th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.3673% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.6776% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Finland

The major share of Russian exports to Finland 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) - 67.90% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (62.43% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.00% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (12.37% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.50% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (16.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.21% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (5.96% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.26% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (1.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Finland 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 $570,539,850;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $100,626,937;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $32,716,005;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $30,308,351;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $18,485,977;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $12,872,143;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $10,498,488;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $9,970,578.

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $99,320,066.
Russia’s exports to Finland in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
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 0.00 193,749-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 14,799 0.00 12,99913.85
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 61 0.00 4052.50
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 56,406 0.00 56,0220.69
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 161 0.00 50,652-99.68
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,764,905 0.10 1,242,160122.59
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 928 0.00 0
10 Cereals 809,830 0.03 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,360 0.00 5,7859.94
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 36,574 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 196,693 0.01 1,215,962-83.82
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 169,917 0.01 225,474-24.64
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 19,203 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 888 0.00 1,416-37.29
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 49,744 0.00 26,53487.47
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,309,247 0.20 8,584,765-38.16
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 7,400,724 0.27 3,052,263142.47
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 966,526 0.04 1,343,376-28.05
26 Ores, slag and ash 30,720,088 1.13 28,162,6019.08
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,806,917,692 66.73 1,236,377,84246.15
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 17,529,493 0.65 19,100,887-8.23
29 Organic chemicals 241,992,495 8.94 141,365,55871.18
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,471,466 0.05 1,361,2158.10
31 Fertilizers 82,380,564 3.04 49,664,55965.87
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 13,548 0.00 1,1531,075.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 41,452 0.00 76,173-45.58
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 129,482 0.00 168,688-23.24
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,498,288 0.06 1,549,470-3.30
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,377,911 0.20 7,176,448-25.06
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,723,899 0.10 1,883,53144.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 25,911,839 0.96 28,400,232-8.76
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 8,941 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 75,221 0.00 81,064-7.21
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 131,985,725 4.87 113,499,74816.29
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,840 0.00 532433.83
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,166,068 0.04 1,288,046-9.47
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,887,107 0.29 5,946,16932.64
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18,871 0.00 27,535-31.47
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 21,682 0.00 25,349-14.47
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 1,173-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 43,068 0.00 92,823-53.60
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 106,679 0.00 14,436638.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 264,592 0.01 11,9632,111.75
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 24,088 0.00 24,390-1.24
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 18,152 0.00 8721,981.65
65 Headgear and parts thereof 788 0.00 59332.88
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,620,793 0.24 5,526,47419.80
69 Ceramic products 167,630 0.01 133,25025.80
70 Glass and glassware 4,635,050 0.17 8,727,164-46.89
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11,755 0.00 39,431-70.19
72 Iron and steel 28,156,456 1.04 15,284,31384.22
73 Articles of iron or steel 85,368,631 3.15 184,688,697-53.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,843,824 0.22 48,95111,838.11
75 Nickel and articles thereof 123,730,139 4.57 113,231,6519.27
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 13,917,724 0.51 15,196,127-8.41
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 84,382 0.00 2,489,848-96.61
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 33,714 0.00 160,630-79.01
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 27,923 0.00 2,368,678-98.82
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,440,936 0.46 2,470,358403.61
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 7,754,876 0.29 9,299,651-16.61
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 24,156 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,339,424 0.38 13,370,463-22.67
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 30,353,559 1.12 45,20867,042.01
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 184,463 0.01 606,314-69.58
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,016 0.00 107,075-99.05
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,209 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 730,517 0.03 879,543-16.94
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,284,008 0.05 649,56097.67
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 29,962 0.00 46,185-35.13
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 12,392 0.00 0
SS Classified 20,665 0.00 12 07771.11

Russia’s Imports from Finland

The major share of Russian imports from Finland 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) - 43.54% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (52.85% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.67% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (16.36% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 15.46% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (11.85% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.79% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (6.11% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.97% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (4.90% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.66% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (3.85% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.82% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (1.41% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Finland 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 $15,865,015;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $7,904,746;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $7,570,995;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $6,031,383;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $3,914,632;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $3,499,365.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $204,531,756;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $14,510,518;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $9,262,430;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $6,909,987;
  • 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 $3,275,836;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2,692,753;
  • 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) - a decrease of $2,667,692.
Russia’s imports from Finland in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
01 Live animals 0 0.00 534,191-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 276,445 0.03 604,140-54.24
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 253,166 0.03 141,21579.28
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 14,129 0.00 13,7622.67
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,602 0.00 25,809-86.04
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 355,778 0.04 662,791-46.32
10 Cereals 0 0.00 2,692,753-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,356,681 0.41 2,908,78215.40
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,616 0.00 3,23873.44
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 577 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 181,906 0.02 306,124-40.58
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 403,545 0.05 613,551-34.23
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,326,686 0.16 1,227,2398.10
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,045,437 0.62 4,063,17924.17
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 731,357 0.09 555,94031.55
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,939,441 0.24 1,991,159-2.60
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,565,636 0.92 7,567,826-0.03
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8,490,510 1.04 15,400,497-44.87
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,291,757 0.16 2,260,184-42.85
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 47,560,673 5.81 47,762,589-0.42
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 15,137,887 1.85 15,060,3550.51
29 Organic chemicals 11,251,336 1.37 5,219,953115.54
30 Pharmaceutical products 17,592,161 2.15 13,677,52928.62
31 Fertilizers 470,842 0.06 311,06451.36
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 19,691,484 2.41 16,192,11921.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,485,909 0.30 1,891,95331.39
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 16,288,161 1.99 19,563,997-16.74
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,774,640 0.46 3,193,27218.21
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 16-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,159,622 1.12 10,265,121-10.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 57,683,355 7.05 72,193,873-20.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,489,378 0.91 9,408,706-20.40
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 62,186 0.01 31,40098.04
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5,468,680 0.67 6,806,769-19.66
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,658,025 0.20 2,649,905-37.43
45 Cork and articles of cork 10,164 0.00 8,14624.77
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 14,920 0.00 13,5849.84
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,628,165 0.57 4,601,1840.59
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 117,087,854 14.30 109,516,8596.91
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,168,806 0.39 4,113,739-22.97
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,951 0.00 1,9390.62
52 Cotton 1,119 0.00 1,844-39.32
54 Man-made filaments 5,994 0.00 4321,287.50
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,509 0.00 3,056-17.90
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 146,962 0.02 369,868-60.27
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 43,014 0.01 95,347-54.89
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 47,982 0.01 73,777-34.96
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,297,472 0.16 776,51767.09
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 72,944 0.01 185,393-60.65
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 299,569 0.04 453,541-33.95
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,526,793 0.80 5,829,08411.97
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 137,576 0.02 135,8791.25
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,190,158 0.63 5,622,798-7.69
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,148,187 0.14 852,80934.64
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2,102 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,191 0.00 1,95212.24
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,830,199 0.96 6,948,80812.68
69 Ceramic products 327,051 0.04 303,9287.61
70 Glass and glassware 1,203,663 0.15 1,121,2317.35
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 186 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 16,151,483 1.97 25,413,913-36.45
73 Articles of iron or steel 15,653,653 1.91 14,903,7905.03
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,623,099 0.56 4,621,7680.03
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,438 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 13,913,680 1.70 12,465,19411.62
79 Zinc and articles thereof 111,582 0.01 91,00722.61
80 Tin and articles thereof 994 0.00 1,432-30.59
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 138,344 0.02 238,459-41.98
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,227,371 0.39 2,730,92518.18
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,798,824 0.22 1,890,704-4.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 188,407,146 23.01 172,542,1319.19
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 87,725,695 10.72 88,506,084-0.88
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 107,613 0.01 1,455,324-92.61
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 63,750,911 7.79 55,846,16514.15
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 974,515 0.12 205,506,271-99.53
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15,482,416 1.89 15,488,196-0.04
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 569,151 0.07 174,122226.87
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 6,446,471 0.79 9,114,163-29.27
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,013,667 0.37 2,100,62243.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 189,134 0.02 109,21073.18
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 11,109-100.00
SS Classified 177,118 0.02 412 230-57.03
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia