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

Russia’s Trade with Norway

In 2018, Russia’s trade with Norway totaled $1,621,056,479, up 13.96% ($198,609,300) from 2017.

Russia’s exports to Norway in 2018 totaled $1,140,793,387, up 46.99% ($364,667,562) from 2017.

Russia’s imports from Norway in 2018 were $480,263,092, down 25.69% ($166,058,262) from 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Norway in 2018 was $660,530,295, a 408.87% increase ($530,725,824) over 2017.

Norway was Russia’s 55th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 57th in 2017), accounting for 0.2356% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2435% in 2017).

Norway was Russia’s 50th largest export market in 2018 (up from 55th in 2017), accounting for 0.2535% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2174% in 2017).

Norway was Russia’s 58th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 47th in 2017), accounting for 0.2017% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2848% in 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Norway

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 50.67% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (47.63% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 26.58% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (30.52% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.23% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (7.17% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.31% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (5.24% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.72% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (2.06% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.65% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (4.80% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Norway 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) - an increase of $201,992,191;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $54,131,544;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $41,783,568;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $27,172,748;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $14,171,220;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $10,002,835;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $8,601,336;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $7,409,673;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $6,832,556;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $5,957,738.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $16,806,904.
Russia’s exports to Norway in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 29,625,201 2.60 22,215,52833.35
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,817,776 0.51 3,435,63469.34
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 80,344 0.01 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 5,514-100.00
10 Cereals 18,223,109 1.60 9,621,77389.39
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 42,858,428 3.76 28,687,20849.40
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 105,695-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 162,803,470 14.27 135,630,72220.03
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 33,467-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,520,347 0.13 1,109,42837.04
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,738 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,603,496 0.14 1,349,42918.83
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 40,670,654 3.57 34,712,91617.16
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 60,312,307 5.29 53,479,75112.78
26 Ores, slag and ash 4,923,953 0.43 5,368,160-8.27
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 512,822,082 44.95 310,829,89164.98
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,438,021 0.56 4,005,67460.72
29 Organic chemicals 3,846,572 0.34 3,552,2978.28
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 308-100.00
31 Fertilizers 3,625,545 0.32 4,635,557-21.79
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8,710 0.00 2,197296.45
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 229,254 0.02 178,95828.10
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 1,740 0.00 4,324-59.76
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 69 0.00 30130.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 337 0.00 15,219-97.79
39 Plastics and articles thereof 346,558 0.03 1,950,912-82.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 23,301,683 2.04 26,329,251-11.50
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,265 0.00 1,861-32.03
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 12,937 0.00 11810,863.56
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 18,878,235 1.65 15,700,24320.24
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 490-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 790,511 0.07 273,626188.90
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,270 0.00 3,547104.96
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 65-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 507 0.00 166,304-99.70
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,611 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 2-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 142 0.00 200-29.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16,764 0.00 17,491-4.16
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 19,139 0.00 38,310-50.04
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 443,676 0.04 518,262-14.39
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,060 0.00 8,037-37.04
65 Headgear and parts thereof 12,026 0.00 7,46461.12
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,128,969 0.19 1,529,15939.22
69 Ceramic products 166,043 0.01 54,764203.20
70 Glass and glassware 3,108,601 0.27 3,233,509-3.86
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 369 0.00 21,970-98.32
72 Iron and steel 16,748,273 1.47 6,745,438148.29
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,059,943 0.27 2,059,00248.61
74 Copper and articles thereof 6,779 0.00 113,889-94.05
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,344 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 100,604,605 8.82 46,473,061116.48
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 41,841,072 3.67 57,50472,662.02
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 57,767 0.01 193,247-70.11
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 386 0.00 2,513-84.64
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,302,293 0.55 8,613,894-26.84
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 6,767,619 0.59 4,591,50147.39
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 52,471 0.00 1,1164,601.70
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 351,204 0.03 389,079-9.73
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,182,286 0.37 20,989,190-80.07
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,159,639 0.10 2,643,308-56.13
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 5,130 0.00 3001,610.00
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 14,640,928 1.28 12,894,44213.54
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 106,690 0.01 246,390-56.70
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 227 0.00 1,058-78.54
SS Classified 249,212 0.02 1 275 628-80.46

Russia’s Imports from Norway

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 47.98% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (62.86% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.71% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (11.97% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.49% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (10.03% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.74% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (2.94% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.23% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (10.25% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.11% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (0.75% in 2017).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $28,620,070;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $26,348,951;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,399,139;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,381,173;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $3,307,959;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,735,919;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - an increase of $2,270,423;
  • 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 $2,024,159;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,786,971;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,730,354.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $199,239,176;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $11,426,586;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $10,832,576;
  • 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 $8,850,564;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $8,670,853;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $3,810,025;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,415,089.
Russia’s imports from Norway in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
01 Live animals 234,904 0.05 159,08547.66
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 10,477,896 2.18 7,169,93746.14
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 18,712 0.00 36,593-48.86
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 221,012 0.05 78,956179.92
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 8,075 0.00 6,44225.35
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12,228 0.00 30,885-60.41
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,189,562 0.25 100,0331,089.17
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 247,148-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,068 0.00 2,032100.20
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 277,307 0.06 395,660-29.91
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 140,393 0.03 20,006601.75
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 6,460-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,454,353 0.72 1,723,999100.37
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 781,452 0.16 608,47628.43
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 34,781,267 7.24 8,432,316312.48
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 37,953,178 7.90 48,785,754-22.20
26 Ores, slag and ash 5,895,634 1.23 17,322,220-65.96
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 491,420 0.10 134,899264.29
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10,691,074 2.23 8,666,91523.36
29 Organic chemicals 2,021,344 0.42 1,655,49122.10
30 Pharmaceutical products 11,441,896 2.38 9,654,92518.51
31 Fertilizers 2,670,638 0.56 2,204,28721.16
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,155,656 0.87 4,126,1900.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,323,571 0.28 1,125,04817.65
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 3,268,959 0.68 3,920,417-16.62
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 753,339 0.16 20,6783,543.19
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,410,726 0.71 12,081,579-71.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 23,660,914 4.93 20,279,74116.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,406,813 0.29 1,079,44630.33
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 11,808 0.00 3,841207.42
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,651,592 0.34 1,274,33229.60
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 391,565 0.08 349,14312.15
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 29,842 0.01 34,720-14.05
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 77,478 0.02 66,24616.95
52 Cotton 359 0.00 12,513-97.13
54 Man-made filaments 23,212 0.00 43,359-46.47
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,656 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,340,060 0.49 1,894,34923.53
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 159 0.00 46245.65
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,778 0.00 6,919-59.85
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 26,678 0.01 35,948-25.79
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,424,811 0.30 1,355,1845.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 277,483 0.06 273,6511.40
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 873,985 0.18 905,686-3.50
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,251 0.00 424195.05
65 Headgear and parts thereof 254,486 0.05 280,069-9.13
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 5-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 724,449 0.15 1,002,852-27.76
69 Ceramic products 42,138 0.01 8,649387.20
70 Glass and glassware 57,339 0.01 37,44453.13
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 48,844,489 10.17 46,108,5705.93
73 Articles of iron or steel 11,165,992 2.32 13,581,081-17.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,229,477 0.26 1,091,99912.59
75 Nickel and articles thereof 9,244,793 1.92 13,054,818-29.18
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,040,255 0.22 708,85446.75
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 24-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 2,411,378 0.50 140,9551,610.74
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 212,159 0.04 133,47658.95
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,045,383 0.22 2,207,095-52.64
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 245,949 0.05 338,576-27.36
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 63,787,475 13.28 35,167,40581.38
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 21,813,491 4.54 30,664,055-28.86
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 968,713 0.20 415,414133.19
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,695,984 0.98 5,060,284-7.20
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 124,930,008 26.01 324,169,184-61.46
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14,228,859 2.96 10,829,72031.39
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 92,044 0.02 64,52142.66
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 2,947,758 0.61 2,795,8555.43
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,367,214 0.49 2,117,55611.79
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 17,924 0.00 10,91464.23
SS Classified 11,226 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia