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

Russia’s Trade with Latvia

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Latvia totaled $1,479,681,664, up 37.28% ($401,856,758) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Latvia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $1,364,524,412, up 43.93% ($416,484,084) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Latvia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $115,157,252, down 11.27% ($14,627,326) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Latvia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $1,249,367,160, a 52.69% increase ($431,111,410) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Latvia was Russia’s 24th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 28th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.8599% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.7373% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Latvia was Russia’s 20th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 22nd in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.2162% of Russia’s total exports (up from 1.1106% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Latvia was Russia’s 54th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 55th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1923% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2134% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Latvia

The major share of Russian exports to Latvia 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) - 71.80% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (69.33% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.55% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (5.98% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.94% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (9.50% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.07% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (7.06% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.83% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (4.23% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.93% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (2.55% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Latvia 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 $322,780,600;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $41,115,314;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $22,413,598;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $20,547,913;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $13,680,480;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $8,945,110.

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

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $11,726,645.
Russia’s exports to Latvia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
01 Live animals 0 0.00 19,019-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,274 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,256,576 0.09 156,760701.59
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,200,953 0.09 608,45297.38
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 614,496 0.05 586,5784.76
10 Cereals 69,615,183 5.10 28,499,869144.26
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 170,225 0.01 212,929-20.06
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 290,078 0.02 363,673-20.24
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 3,643-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 841,611 0.06 5,94914,047.10
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15,996,069 1.17 2,315,589590.80
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 220,814 0.02 340,006-35.06
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 396,157 0.03 668,791-40.77
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 348,436 0.03 362,363-3.84
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 441,062 0.03 380,47715.92
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 710,252 0.05 517,27437.31
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,789,740 0.94 8,877,45544.07
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 11,726,290 0.86 12,805,112-8.42
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 187,700 0.01 433,409-56.69
26 Ores, slag and ash 23,762 0.00 9,440151.72
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 979,569,530 71.79 656,788,93049.15
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,204,129 0.31 2,404,83674.82
29 Organic chemicals 7,246,632 0.53 7,234,5800.17
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,165,231 0.45 3,893,45358.35
31 Fertilizers 60,798,076 4.46 38,384,47858.39
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 155,932 0.01 120,48129.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,195,010 0.23 4,157,664-23.15
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 5,088,853 0.37 1,055,719382.03
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 20,849 0.00 6,101241.73
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 17,109 0.00 34,682-50.67
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,135,072 0.30 2,229,25185.49
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,543,656 0.26 4,843,524-26.84
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,839,432 0.13 2,566,710-28.34
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 66,505-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 28,927 0.00 56,390-48.70
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 30,110,075 2.21 33,937,562-11.28
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,360 0.00 591130.12
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 24-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,191,596 0.16 681,497221.59
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,145,293 0.38 3,468,46148.35
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,220,881 0.09 1,989,290-38.63
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 27 0.00 0
52 Cotton 8,691 0.00 774,318-98.88
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 7,031 0.00 112,085-93.73
54 Man-made filaments 13,384 0.00 24,294-44.91
55 Man-made staple fibers 65 0.00 10,259-99.37
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 393,168 0.03 823,076-52.23
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 7,212 0.00 8,509-15.24
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 20,906 0.00 4,905326.22
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 21,299 0.00 21,756-2.10
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 21,327 0.00 6,200243.98
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 389,064 0.03 123,829214.19
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 468,542 0.03 151,080210.13
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 97,663 0.01 86,13413.38
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 115,484 0.01 87,21632.41
65 Headgear and parts thereof 16,077 0.00 9,43070.49
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 4,187 0.00 1492,710.07
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,336 0.00 1,058120.79
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,910,769 0.21 2,211,03031.65
69 Ceramic products 1,500,888 0.11 1,542,569-2.70
70 Glass and glassware 1,848,741 0.14 2,141,193-13.66
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,165,627 0.16 2,454,338-11.76
72 Iron and steel 89,587,547 6.57 69,039,63429.76
73 Articles of iron or steel 16,033,559 1.18 7,088,449126.19
74 Copper and articles thereof 56,517 0.00 11,783,162-99.52
75 Nickel and articles thereof 497,154 0.04 294,15869.01
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,345,534 0.10 1,124,12719.70
78 Lead and articles thereof 111 0.00 5,075-97.81
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,331 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 563,987 0.04 338,00166.86
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 96,138 0.01 75,52127.30
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 176,111 0.01 274,183-35.77
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,220,056 0.31 7,515,628-43.85
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 3,399,019 0.25 7,104,610-52.16
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 219,011 0.02 1,282,191-82.92
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,163,690 0.31 6,482,825-35.77
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 67,833 0.00 8,488699.16
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 582,549 0.04 1,750,983-66.73
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 271 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 1,264,315 0.09 1,294,702-2.35
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 406,175 0.03 223,73781.54
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 261,262 0.02 334,006-21.78
SS Classified 60,433 0.00 339 903-82.22

Russia’s Imports from Latvia

The major share of Russian imports from Latvia 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) - 42.97% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (42.70% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 26.38% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (27.61% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.35% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (6.37% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.44% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (6.26% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.10% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (5.61% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.53% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (5.19% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.55% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (1.43% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Latvia 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) - an increase of $7,542,815;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $2,183,563;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,445,670;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,106,869;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $848,132;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $647,790;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $517,677;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $350,561.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Latvia 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) - a decrease of $16,417,867;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $2,438,178;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,651,965;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1,111,390;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1,088,999;
  • 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 $1,024,523;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,014,532;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $989,109;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $920,781;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $703,167;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $658,424;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $603,996;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $567,213;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $485,490;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $377,351.
Russia’s imports from Latvia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
01 Live animals 26,680 0.02 37,244-28.36
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 819,579 0.71 1,423,575-42.43
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,470 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 108,181 0.09 165,671-34.70
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 219,471 0.19 160,64236.62
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 109,460 0.10 199,705-45.19
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 52 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 5,980-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 62,500 0.05 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 39,421 0.03 31,76824.09
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,374,684 1.19 1,047,72931.21
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 206,329 0.18 200,6432.83
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,023,339 0.89 843,76121.28
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 802,853 0.70 1,087,354-26.16
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,968,651 3.45 2,861,78238.68
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 830,989 0.72 183,199353.60
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 24,966 0.02 14,23475.40
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 154,226 0.13 199,967-22.87
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 228,469 0.20 57,068300.35
29 Organic chemicals 2,167,803 1.88 2,870,970-24.49
30 Pharmaceutical products 16,079,795 13.96 17,191,185-6.46
31 Fertilizers 22,446 0.02 50,984-55.97
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,209,977 1.05 1,868,401-35.24
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,457,158 1.27 1,208,20020.61
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 1,260,801 1.09 2,285,324-44.83
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 72,585 0.06 163,542-55.62
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 825,828 0.72 1,914,827-56.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,954,090 6.04 7,968,622-12.73
40 Rubber and articles thereof 96,287 0.08 256,803-62.51
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,792 0.00 5,139-26.21
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 10,730 0.01 5,70788.01
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,113,104 0.97 809,20337.56
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,995,624 2.60 3,108,109-3.62
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,257,741 1.96 2,824,954-20.08
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 9,829 0.01 13,321-26.21
52 Cotton 75,608 0.07 174,415-56.65
54 Man-made filaments 27,271 0.02 63,438-57.01
55 Man-made staple fibers 126,334 0.11 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,189,646 1.03 671,96977.04
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 257,540 0.22 465,939-44.73
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 18,583 0.02 4,815285.94
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,047,056 0.91 841,24224.47
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,670,602 1.45 1,538,8358.56
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,737,525 1.51 2,726,634-36.28
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,237,586 1.07 1,614,937-23.37
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,208 0.00 3,313-3.17
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8,752 0.01 4221,973.93
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 4,035 0.00 3,63011.16
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 332-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 121,860 0.11 162,441-24.98
69 Ceramic products 556,265 0.48 2,994,443-81.42
70 Glass and glassware 944,050 0.82 961,445-1.81
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,782,942 1.55 1,851,699-3.71
72 Iron and steel 2,902,533 2.52 1,456,86399.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,666,681 1.45 3,318,646-49.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 869,554 0.76 21,4223,959.16
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 150,002 0.13 1,070,783-85.99
78 Lead and articles thereof 3,774 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 486,290 0.42 477,8931.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 948,708 0.82 934,3281.54
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 20,903,102 18.15 37,320,969-43.99
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 23,321,755 20.25 15,778,94047.80
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 366,407 0.32 149,396145.26
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,806,001 1.57 1,619,15211.54
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,199,355 1.91 15,79213,827.02
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 884,863 0.77 534,30265.61
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,000 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 621,724 0.54 854,650-27.25
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 380,046 0.33 362,8794.73
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 268,031 0.23 214,02325.23
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 20,988 0.02 506,478-95.86
SS Classified 6,665 0.01 2 500166.60
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia