Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with Latvia in 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 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Latvia

In 2018, Russia’s trade with Latvia was $5,192,521,270, down 1.25% ($65,486,495) from 2017.

Russia’s exports to Latvia in 2018 were $4,711,948,586, down 1.92% ($92,229,010) from 2017.

Russia’s imports from Latvia in 2018 totaled $480,572,684, up 5.89% ($26,742,515) from 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Latvia in 2018 was $4,231,375,902, a 2.73% decrease ($118,971,525) over 2017.

Latvia was Russia’s 29th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 25th in 2017), accounting for 0.7546% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.9003% in 2017).

Latvia was Russia’s 23rd largest export market in 2018 (down from 19th in 2017), accounting for 1.0472% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.3454% in 2017).

Latvia was Russia’s 57th largest supplier in 2018 (just as in 2017), accounting for 0.2018% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2000% in 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Latvia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 67.54% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (76.43% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.41% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (5.76% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.04% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (6.11% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.52% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (5.12% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.56% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (2.93% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.81% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (2.30% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Latvia in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $201,221,209;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $108,438,987;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $41,403,917;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $25,031,811;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $21,445,716.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Latvia in 2018 over 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 $487,130,660;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $37,088,144;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $17,574,832.
Russia’s exports to Latvia in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
01 Live animals 40,174 0.00 60,487-33.58
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 26,136 0.00 297,683-91.22
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 64,512 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 16,170,386 0.34 4,286,245277.26
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,614,562 0.03 750,006115.27
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,471,821 0.05 2,357,9324.83
10 Cereals 302,830,608 6.43 101,609,399198.03
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 687,549 0.01 735,044-6.46
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12,000,731 0.25 20,962,380-42.75
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,730 0.00 6,012-54.59
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4,862,194 0.10 2,268,970114.29
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 51,345,160 1.09 26,313,34995.13
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 944,035 0.02 1,105,598-14.61
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,194,771 0.05 2,700,928-18.74
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,441,464 0.03 1,634,664-11.82
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,964,335 0.04 2,266,319-13.32
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,541,109 0.08 2,258,30656.80
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 38,886,122 0.83 32,019,94121.44
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 96,690,576 2.05 75,244,86028.50
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,370 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 604,979 0.01 2,442,226-75.23
26 Ores, slag and ash 36,280 0.00 41,598-12.78
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,181,983,828 67.53 3,669,114,488-13.28
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 15,701,141 0.33 11,907,08231.86
29 Organic chemicals 39,788,545 0.84 35,114,73713.31
30 Pharmaceutical products 23,584,703 0.50 19,508,69220.89
31 Fertilizers 154,209,750 3.27 112,805,83336.70
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 554,642 0.01 526,9735.25
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13,491,202 0.29 17,265,167-21.86
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 22,409,354 0.48 15,403,03545.49
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 146,909 0.00 36,053307.48
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 117,081 0.00 88,91231.68
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5,969 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 14,416,339 0.31 12,717,17813.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15,049,695 0.32 12,736,08518.17
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,761,850 0.16 7,858,125-1.23
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 9,298 0.00 111,295-91.65
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 166,040 0.00 198,064-16.17
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 2,187,086-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 130,292,266 2.77 121,687,5207.07
45 Cork and articles of cork 6,700 0.00 1,183466.36
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 840 0.00 215290.70
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 13,251,581 0.28 1,098,4671,106.37
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 19,532,701 0.41 12,335,64358.34
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,860,597 0.10 5,443,636-10.71
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 37 0.00 43,639-99.92
52 Cotton 220,231 0.00 5,667,923-96.11
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 350,648 0.01 287,49921.96
54 Man-made filaments 65,183 0.00 97,930-33.44
55 Man-made staple fibers 20,868 0.00 16,28028.18
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,203,979 0.03 2,456,679-50.99
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 20,526 0.00 12,45164.85
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 38,606 0.00 45,531-15.21
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 89,619 0.00 52,48670.75
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 61,631 0.00 88,549-30.40
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,050,290 0.02 476,146120.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,299,105 0.05 7,635,068-69.89
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 360,425 0.01 209,43872.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 320,346 0.01 325,207-1.49
65 Headgear and parts thereof 52,101 0.00 27,55589.08
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 8,507 0.00 4561,765.57
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 22,151 0.00 3,134606.80
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 9,615,406 0.20 6,987,55937.61
69 Ceramic products 7,565,267 0.16 5,361,67641.10
70 Glass and glassware 7,454,331 0.16 7,979,565-6.58
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9,784,020 0.21 9,087,0347.67
72 Iron and steel 322,765,694 6.85 214,326,70750.60
73 Articles of iron or steel 45,667,455 0.97 32,263,35641.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,811,026 0.06 39,899,170-92.95
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,025,903 0.04 1,539,88431.56
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,480,692 0.05 3,096,939-19.90
78 Lead and articles thereof 25,957 0.00 5,075411.47
79 Zinc and articles thereof 6,615 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 2,499 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,887,298 0.04 1,203,22456.85
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 370,412 0.01 415,577-10.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 753,557 0.02 865,253-12.91
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 22,815,256 0.48 40,390,088-43.51
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 16,703,737 0.35 25,230,493-33.80
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 4,118,677 0.09 7,944,992-48.16
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 30,764,307 0.65 28,823,6426.73
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6,586,192 0.14 1,911,319244.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,506,515 0.10 6,017,965-25.12
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,307 0.00 14,333-76.93
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,070 0.00 1,310-18.32
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 4,930,765 0.10 4,864,7991.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,347,584 0.03 1,295,2114.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 956,431 0.02 1,596,294-40.08
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 15,077 0.00 0
SS Classified 4,034,648 0.09 8 102 744-50.21

Russia’s Imports from Latvia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 41.21% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (37.20% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 28.31% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (30.08% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.89% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (9.04% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.74% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (5.90% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.55% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (6.83% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.26% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (5.82% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.59% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (1.57% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Latvia in 2018 over 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 $23,751,476;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $9,170,696;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $4,228,216;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $3,648,826;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $2,191,852;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $2,169,460;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,826,750;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $1,568,775;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,442,615.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Latvia in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $5,359,914;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $4,790,984;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3,566,591;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $3,259,828;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $3,108,692;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $2,297,530;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,015,820;
  • 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 $1,782,363.
Russia’s imports from Latvia in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
01 Live animals 89,759 0.02 82,4968.80
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 874-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 8,171,029 1.70 13,530,943-39.61
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,470 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 637,333 0.13 705,217-9.63
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,307,908 0.27 1,243,9195.14
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 443,481 0.09 619,948-28.46
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 519 0.00 182,783.33
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 6,910-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 22,430 0.00 1,5641,334.14
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 887,762 0.18 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 150,740 0.03 112,14034.42
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,507,183 1.35 4,315,33150.79
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 847,504 0.18 795,7386.51
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,158,204 0.87 3,758,11410.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,504,768 0.73 3,867,620-9.38
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,894,505 2.48 10,067,75518.14
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,986,979 0.83 1,817,519119.36
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 127,782 0.03 120,1496.35
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 815-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,313,153 0.27 756,73473.53
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,035,648 0.22 369,248180.47
29 Organic chemicals 9,001,188 1.87 10,363,476-13.15
30 Pharmaceutical products 78,738,302 16.38 75,089,4764.86
31 Fertilizers 30,879 0.01 56,622-45.46
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,359,275 0.91 5,675,241-23.19
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,771,523 1.41 5,780,63617.14
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 3,855,328 0.80 5,637,691-31.62
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 249,965 0.05 592,972-57.85
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,702,362 0.98 3,259,74744.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 26,356,675 5.48 27,660,514-4.71
40 Rubber and articles thereof 951,741 0.20 2,034,938-53.23
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 22,682 0.00 32,962-31.19
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 23,365 0.00 11,397105.01
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,007,567 0.83 3,197,24925.34
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 616-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 10,354 0.00 40,158-74.22
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,128,106 2.52 11,736,4903.34
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9,153,087 1.90 11,450,617-20.06
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 55,663 0.01 101,213-45.00
52 Cotton 395,881 0.08 349,56513.25
54 Man-made filaments 180,270 0.04 159,29113.17
55 Man-made staple fibers 673,763 0.14 403,30067.06
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,583,307 0.95 3,544,59929.30
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 178 0.00 38368.42
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,425,584 0.30 1,862,244-23.45
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 100,542 0.02 59,94867.72
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4,568,056 0.95 4,007,85513.98
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,752,059 0.99 4,370,9918.72
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,270,404 1.51 8,209,491-11.44
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,512,126 0.73 3,596,394-2.34
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 22,322 0.00 79,666-71.98
65 Headgear and parts thereof 15,537 0.00 3,254377.47
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 23,711 0.00 14,19767.01
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4,150 0.00 3321,150.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 452,090 0.09 441,0492.50
69 Ceramic products 1,385,080 0.29 4,644,908-70.18
70 Glass and glassware 3,971,217 0.83 3,610,13510.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,652,382 1.59 7,115,7677.54
72 Iron and steel 9,405,187 1.96 5,176,97181.67
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,777,777 2.03 11,793,597-17.09
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,395,196 0.29 65,3212,035.91
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 558-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 481,024 0.10 3,589,716-86.60
78 Lead and articles thereof 7,563 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,951 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 40,729 0.01 24,64865.24
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,850,200 0.38 1,850,603-0.02
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,711,692 0.77 8,502,676-56.35
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 95,787,503 19.93 86,616,80710.59
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 88,072,679 18.33 64,321,20336.93
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 906,953 0.19 329,103175.58
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,775,945 1.20 6,277,381-7.99
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,716,503 0.98 4,937,679-4.48
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,772,409 0.58 6,339,000-56.26
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,000 0.00 40,047-92.51
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 4,684,239 0.97 3,977,17417.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 913,000 0.19 1,034,932-11.78
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,476,730 0.31 868,29770.07
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,282,640 0.47 713,865219.76
SS Classified 14,886 0.00 2 500495.44
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia