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

Russia’s Trade with Slovakia

In 2018, Russia’s trade with Slovakia totaled $5,982,605,089, up 13.73% ($722,467,065) from 2017.

Russia’s exports to Slovakia in 2018 totaled $3,790,317,095, up 16.50% ($536,956,411) from 2017.

Russia’s imports from Slovakia in 2018 totaled $2,192,287,994, up 9.24% ($185,510,654) from 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Slovakia in 2018 was $1,598,029,101, a 28.19% increase ($351,445,757) over 2017.

Slovakia was Russia’s 24th largest trading partner in 2018 (just as in 2017), accounting for 0.8694% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.9006% in 2017).

Slovakia was Russia’s 29th largest export market in 2018 (down from 27th in 2017), accounting for 0.8424% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.9111% in 2017).

Slovakia was Russia’s 25th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 27th in 2017), accounting for 0.9205% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.8842% in 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Slovakia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 88.63% of Russia’s total exports to Slovakia (89.09% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.83% of Russia’s total exports to Slovakia (5.45% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.56% of Russia’s total exports to Slovakia (2.78% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.34% of Russia’s total exports to Slovakia (1.94% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Slovakia 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 $431,508,166;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $45,337,064;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $29,022,372;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $14,685,702.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Slovakia 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 7,084 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 325,849 0.01 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 84,411 0.00 134,050-37.03
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 75,621-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 12,784-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 62,565 0.00 59,0405.97
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 101 0.00 234-56.84
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 21,511 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 350,675 0.01 333,2155.24
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 143,938 0.00 147,558-2.45
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,640 0.00 121,753-96.19
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,855,229 0.05 1,610,30615.21
26 Ores, slag and ash 146,399,832 3.86 117,377,46024.73
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,210,930,427 84.71 2,779,422,26115.53
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 26,286,208 0.69 23,073,52213.92
29 Organic chemicals 54,699,857 1.44 57,814,603-5.39
30 Pharmaceutical products 227,034 0.01 319,463-28.93
31 Fertilizers 125,826 0.00 262,916-52.14
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 77,505 0.00 259,163-70.09
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 380,575 0.01 24,8351,432.41
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 248,576 0.01 150,18365.52
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,334 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 13,885 0.00 105,881-86.89
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,640,208 0.10 5,230,700-30.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,506,951 0.15 5,284,0604.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 91,789,998 2.42 84,931,2098.08
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 245,129-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 11,780 0.00 63,203-81.36
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,939,520 0.32 10,499,07213.72
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 1,725,670-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 701,025 0.02 552,65526.85
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 44,760 0.00 357,433-87.48
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 107,492 0.00 111,570-3.66
52 Cotton 37,450 0.00 36,7571.89
54 Man-made filaments 151,802 0.00 211,398-28.19
55 Man-made staple fibers 113 0.00 239-52.72
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 13,824 0.00 12,49010.68
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 35 0.00 9288.89
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,917 0.00 18,397-84.14
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 13,683 0.00 35,469-61.42
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,726 0.00 4,820-1.95
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10,170 0.00 14,211-28.44
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11,411 0.00 9,13324.94
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,896 0.00 1052,658.10
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,083,271 0.11 2,880,94841.73
69 Ceramic products 456 0.00 341,241.18
70 Glass and glassware 1,146,786 0.03 179,575538.61
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 68,898 0.00 68,3950.74
72 Iron and steel 58,888,122 1.55 44,202,42033.22
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,499,934 0.04 3,187,062-52.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 15,623,004 0.41 6,700,950133.15
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,678 0.00 11,734-85.70
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,126,987 0.27 7,829,65029.34
78 Lead and articles thereof 3 0.00 30.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 146-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,653 0.00 309,350-99.14
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,421,323 0.04 766,05585.54
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,098,643 0.03 203,227440.60
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 117,417,262 3.10 72,080,19862.90
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 3,916,592 0.10 5,671,641-30.94
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 5,769,132 0.15 3,964,57145.52
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,199,290 0.16 6,257,653-0.93
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 25,206 0.00 45,558-44.67
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,531,879 0.04 2,534,967-39.57
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 66,255 0.00 140,159-52.73
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 590 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 1,811,015 0.05 1,446,50125.20
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 237,321 0.01 473,658-49.90
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 579 0.00 1,590-63.58
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,748 0.00 1,62169.52
SS Classified 3,139,645 0.08 3 754 441-16.38

Russia’s Imports from Slovakia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 79.80% of Russia’s total imports from Slovakia (78.51% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.56% of Russia’s total imports from Slovakia (9.33% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.02% of Russia’s total imports from Slovakia (3.08% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.70% of Russia’s total imports from Slovakia (1.87% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.30% of Russia’s total imports from Slovakia (0.93% in 2017).

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $283,050,408;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $9,525,433;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $7,808,349;
  • 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) - an increase of $6,838,035.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Slovakia 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) - a decrease of $112,267,061;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $9,422,962;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $7,053,058.
Russia’s imports from Slovakia in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
01 Live animals 1,599,979 0.07 1,313,53721.81
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11,648,473 0.53 3,840,124203.34
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 51,499 0.00 52,812-2.49
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 100,882 0.00 46,726115.90
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,161 0.00 26,052-87.87
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 369 0.00 449-17.82
10 Cereals 2,814,767 0.13 2,520,33011.68
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,665,087 0.08 1,899,937-12.36
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 392-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 66,171 0.00 776,889-91.48
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 437,730 0.02 394,77010.88
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,055,041 0.05 1,110,001-4.95
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 373,841 0.02 195,26091.46
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,510,250 0.07 1,622,416-6.91
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 19,457 0.00 3,188510.32
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 491,878 0.02 587,115-16.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,043,812 0.05 965,5238.11
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,516,818 0.25 3,229,85870.81
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8,325,566 0.38 8,094,2882.86
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 200,400-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 100,763 0.00 5,294,674-98.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,074,307 0.09 2,127,527-2.50
29 Organic chemicals 12,416,984 0.57 13,974,658-11.15
30 Pharmaceutical products 62,192,961 2.84 69,246,019-10.19
31 Fertilizers 582,890 0.03 552,4955.50
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 628,479 0.03 1,379,059-54.43
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 17,022,699 0.78 15,582,5249.24
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 2,438,252 0.11 1,387,86375.68
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,140,779 0.05 983,91815.94
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,854 0.00 32,933-91.33
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 126 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,546,816 0.25 4,377,27626.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 21,162,845 0.97 21,565,536-1.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 62,348,287 2.84 56,120,83311.10
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 2,383-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 107,174 0.00 248,444-56.86
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,005,881 0.05 1,338,828-24.87
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 351,310 0.02 314,19211.81
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 5,452 0.00 7,114-23.36
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,193 0.00 1,683-29.11
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,800,537 0.40 18,223,499-51.71
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 920,962 0.04 1,144,173-19.51
52 Cotton 0 0.00 887-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,679 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 1,098,696 0.05 2,465,071-55.43
55 Man-made staple fibers 538 0.00 46615.45
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,375,667 0.06 1,034,18933.02
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 103,667 0.00 94,3609.86
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,513,262 0.07 2,292,603-33.99
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 585,032 0.03 267,559118.66
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 15,389 0.00 28,032-45.10
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,662,980 0.08 1,516,7959.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,313,496 0.15 3,312,6240.03
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,160,322 0.05 759,98352.68
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 26,435,073 1.21 25,692,4772.89
65 Headgear and parts thereof 15,589 0.00 17,768-12.26
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 9-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,594,518 0.16 1,533,574134.39
69 Ceramic products 5,735,904 0.26 4,561,62125.74
70 Glass and glassware 8,985,502 0.41 5,392,41266.63
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 59,308 0.00 40114,690.02
72 Iron and steel 16,081,180 0.73 16,802,764-4.29
73 Articles of iron or steel 34,213,719 1.56 29,807,07414.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 122,276 0.01 124,260-1.60
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,010,095 0.09 2,086,950-3.68
78 Lead and articles thereof 232 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 250 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,921 0.00 799515.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,930,030 0.13 2,515,20316.49
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10,953,886 0.50 10,469,6834.62
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 315,287,271 14.38 305,761,8383.12
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 217,685,458 9.93 329,952,519-34.03
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 677,072 0.03 1,740,073-61.09
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,176,022,925 53.64 892,972,51731.70
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,940,110 0.13 2,438,92720.55
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 36,937,577 1.68 42,708,105-13.51
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,412 0.00 1,40571.67
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 53,297 0.00 45118,337.78
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 64,777,095 2.95 57,939,06011.80
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,939,417 0.27 3,299,89479.99
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 13,721,050 0.63 17,521,782-21.69
SS Classified 694,767 0.03 877 913-20.86
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia