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

Russia’s Trade with Switzerland

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Switzerland totaled $2,234,685,789, up 21.39% ($393,792,752) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $1,602,872,325, up 34.36% ($409,932,445) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $631,813,464, down 2.49% ($16,139,693) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $971,058,861, a 78.18% increase ($426,072,138) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Switzerland was Russia’s 18th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 19th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.2987% of Russia’s total trade (up from 1.2593% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Switzerland was Russia’s 17th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 20th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.4286% of Russia’s total exports (up from 1.3975% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Switzerland was Russia’s 20th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 22nd in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.0552% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.0652% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Switzerland

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 59.58% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (28.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 25.32% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (25.85% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 9.12% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (41.52% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.41% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (0.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.19% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (2.51% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.70% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (1.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Switzerland 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) - an increase of $571,112,313;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $97,455,122;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $32,737,993;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $15,970,118;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $15,656,434;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $10,196,865;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $7,219,788.

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

  • 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) - a decrease of $349,153,902.
Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
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 740,689 0.05 814,171-9.03
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 16,221 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,201 0.00 4212,283.33
10 Cereals 6,763,993 0.42 7,940,520-14.82
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 114,491 0.01 60,29789.88
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 163,873-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 547 0.00 30380.53
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 68,075 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 92,547-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 18,202 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,488,912 0.22 3,145,82610.91
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 37,618 0.00 3,501974.49
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 405,836,427 25.32 308,381,30531.60
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 546,429 0.03 1,351,472-59.57
29 Organic chemicals 2,194,713 0.14 1,420,36754.52
30 Pharmaceutical products 802 0.00 8,442-90.50
31 Fertilizers 26,669,410 1.66 19,449,62237.12
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6,134 0.00 31,879-80.76
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 40,190 0.00 133,916-69.99
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 186,577 0.01 3,7354,895.37
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 19,463 0.00 22,046-11.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,973,840 0.12 3,237,009-39.02
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,526,254 0.22 4,258,402-17.19
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 14,003 0.00 3,041360.47
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 694 0.00 809-14.22
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 655,241 0.04 773,111-15.25
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 271,759 0.02 252,2417.74
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,976 0.00 97,104-92.82
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 49,203 0.00 252,389-80.51
54 Man-made filaments 159,857 0.01 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 41-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,056,672 0.13 399,694414.56
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1 0.00 53-98.11
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 120 0.00 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,081 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8,591 0.00 29,403-70.78
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 93,630 0.01 58,66959.59
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,708 0.00 2,74635.03
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,362 0.00 20,310-58.83
65 Headgear and parts thereof 28,814 0.00 16,28976.89
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 242,892 0.02 94,267157.66
69 Ceramic products 2,551 0.00 309725.57
70 Glass and glassware 54,118 0.00 81,017-33.20
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 146,189,980 9.12 495,343,882-70.49
72 Iron and steel 256,249 0.02 46,048456.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 145,875 0.01 70,963105.56
74 Copper and articles thereof 86,754,696 5.41 70,784,57822.56
75 Nickel and articles thereof 264,774,123 16.52 249,117,6896.28
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 581,261,095 36.26 10,148,7825,627.40
78 Lead and articles thereof 21,381,902 1.33 11,185,03791.17
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 331,236 0.02 80,232312.85
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 90,003 0.01 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 34,131 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 33,257,043 2.07 519,0506,307.29
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 2,843,344 0.18 1,512,17288.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 462,451 0.03 30,0001,441.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,146,458 0.13 845,007154.02
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 792,608 0.05 519,85252.47
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 31,840 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 52,248 0.00 23,500122.33
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 114,969 0.01 112,0772.58
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,607 0.00 2433,441.98
SS Classified 6,030,000 0.38 0

Russia’s Imports from Switzerland

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 37.59% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (45.73% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.62% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (30.31% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.97% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (9.93% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.85% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (5.14% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.51% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (1.34% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $20,157,945;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $15,100,392;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $11,689,400;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6,164,304;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $3,872,894;
  • 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 $3,625,606;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $3,168,786;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $2,718,387.

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $55,618,209;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $5,911,706;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $4,697,911;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $4,589,000;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $2,849,437;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2,695,241;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,572,175.
Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
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 0.00 162,516-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 38,162 0.01 315,887-87.92
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,129,578 1.29 9,297,403-12.56
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 17,461 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,855,308 0.93 6,979,876-16.11
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,392 0.00 82668.52
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 654,871 0.10 443,72447.59
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 102,442 0.02 123,565-17.09
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 10,733 0.00 83,007-87.07
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,336,203 0.21 435,986206.48
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,441,238 0.54 4,578,844-24.84
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 21,745,123 3.44 19,026,73614.29
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 485,633 0.08 367,82532.03
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,448,769 1.97 9,279,98334.15
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,674,493 0.90 5,888,767-3.64
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 630,384 0.10 244,291158.05
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,441,822 0.39 7,139,733-65.80
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9,590 0.00 8,53012.43
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 158,219 0.03 168,112-5.88
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,584,701 0.73 959,095378.02
29 Organic chemicals 24,572,419 3.89 30,484,125-19.39
30 Pharmaceutical products 144,941,004 22.94 200,559,213-27.73
31 Fertilizers 4,426 0.00 5,394-17.95
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 11,615,231 1.84 7,742,33750.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 23,514,367 3.72 22,712,8193.53
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 5,574,287 0.88 4,329,80128.74
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,652,757 0.42 4,143,441-35.98
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 203-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 113,688 0.02 74,89351.80
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,958,385 0.94 8,807,822-32.35
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,990,010 2.06 15,685,251-17.18
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,002,735 0.16 807,62624.16
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 70,692 0.01 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 177,228 0.03 111,17359.42
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,272,019 0.20 1,962,419-35.18
45 Cork and articles of cork 211,602 0.03 211,721-0.06
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 2,191-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,368,890 0.22 2,272,438-39.76
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 845,048 0.13 148,084470.65
50 Silk 717 0.00 30,778-97.67
52 Cotton 373 0.00 26739.70
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,177 0.00 1001,077.00
54 Man-made filaments 184,566 0.03 42,510334.17
55 Man-made staple fibers 200,591 0.03 120,39966.61
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 136,730 0.02 314,480-56.52
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 131,926 0.02 109,37320.62
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 44,399 0.01 44,0030.90
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 478,016 0.08 394,38221.21
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 4,612-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 638,633 0.10 1,699,264-62.42
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,085,077 0.17 5,674,077-80.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 120,785 0.02 93,29029.47
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 167,724 0.03 120,09039.67
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10,771 0.00 12,426-13.32
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,156 0.00 1,576-26.65
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 101-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,084,385 0.33 1,903,8729.48
69 Ceramic products 278,686 0.04 459,835-39.39
70 Glass and glassware 460,384 0.07 311,19447.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,116,064 0.65 3,280,39625.47
72 Iron and steel 421,269 0.07 446,871-5.73
73 Articles of iron or steel 23,964,797 3.79 12,275,39795.23
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,339,243 0.21 817,15163.89
75 Nickel and articles thereof 272,384 0.04 195,46939.35
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 997,746 0.16 583,20571.08
79 Zinc and articles thereof 82,863 0.01 71,39716.06
80 Tin and articles thereof 6,211 0.00 2,325167.14
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,784,670 0.92 7,411,599-21.95
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10,024,889 1.59 11,242,787-10.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 405,447 0.06 282,55043.50
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 107,324,472 16.99 101,160,1686.09
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 31,891,433 5.05 30,830,7623.44
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 8,237 0.00 3,129163.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 926,586 0.15 2,196,989-57.82
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 59,623,457 9.44 62,195,632-4.14
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 52,178,326 8.26 37,077,93440.73
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 20,574 0.00 21,555-4.55
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 582,606 0.09 290,623100.47
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 310,197 0.05 97,015219.74
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 595,083 0.09 514,47315.67
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 20,157,945 3.19 0
SS Classified 101,959 0.02 53 44490.78
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia