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Russian trade in goods with Estonia in Q1 2019

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Estonia in the first quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Estonia

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Estonia was $603,455,915, down 11.12% ($75,537,774) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Estonia in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $494,880,610, down 8.01% ($43,101,266) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Estonia in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $108,575,305, down 23.00% ($32,436,508) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Estonia in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $386,305,305, a 2.69% decrease ($10,664,758) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Estonia was Russia’s 43rd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 41st in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.3833% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4307% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Estonia was Russia’s 37th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.4741% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.5222% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Estonia was Russia’s 57th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 49th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2047% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2582% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Estonia

The major share of Russian exports to Estonia in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 38.85% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (53.85% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 37.45% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (24.65% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.69% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (9.34% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.73% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (7.32% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.33% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (2.62% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.22% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (0.82% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Estonia in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $36,712,805;
  • 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 $15,624,964;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $7,226,050;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $5,054,812;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - an increase of $4,275,059;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1,664,297.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Estonia in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 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 $97,879,532;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $8,174,701;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $4,391,944;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $2,703,242;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,001,578;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $1,766,882.
Russia’s exports to Estonia in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,282,904 0.26 1,523,513-15.79
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 19,132-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 48,996 0.01 19,735148.27
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 310,286 0.06 2,29613,414.20
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 249,226 0.05 238,1844.64
10 Cereals 0 0.00 46,993-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 34,832 0.01 107,895-67.72
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 9,797 0.00 1,733465.32
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 193-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 98,347 0.02 128,289-23.34
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 178 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 45,802 0.01 31,55045.17
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,072,696 0.42 408,399407.52
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 283,147 0.06 734,697-61.46
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 154,641 0.03 24,649527.37
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 907,786 0.18 640,52341.73
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 493,654 0.10 428,61515.17
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 48,048 0.01 33,43943.69
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 72,103 0.01 71,1321.37
26 Ores, slag and ash 491,579 0.10 85,014478.23
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 191,691,683 38.73 289,571,215-33.80
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 21,957,132 4.44 6,332,168246.76
29 Organic chemicals 4,331,030 0.88 5,222,770-17.07
30 Pharmaceutical products 63,625 0.01 67,561-5.83
31 Fertilizers 149,704,144 30.25 112,991,33932.49
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 195,300 0.04 147,27032.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 948,306 0.19 550,63772.22
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 166,197 0.03 97,06571.22
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 137,538 0.03 163,664-15.96
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,368 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,453,210 0.70 3,796,466-9.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,738,728 0.55 1,468,51186.50
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,653,360 0.33 1,794,273-7.85
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 98,914 0.02 86,52214.32
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6,321 0.00 3,014109.72
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 41 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 39,496,070 7.98 43,888,014-10.01
45 Cork and articles of cork 23,631 0.00 5204,444.42
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 17-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 91,558-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,051,918 0.62 5,755,160-46.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 448,568 0.09 505,225-11.21
52 Cotton 14,536 0.00 11,70624.18
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 64,110 0.01 45,07242.24
54 Man-made filaments 2,311 0.00 1191,842.02
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 325,262 0.07 401,115-18.91
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 155-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 222 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 63,800 0.01 46,06738.49
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 66,874 0.01 25,644160.78
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 99,446 0.02 50,78695.81
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 686,149 0.14 194,690252.43
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 66,716 0.01 84,833-21.36
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7,628 0.00 10,240-25.51
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 36 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 20-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,683,674 0.34 1,610,6704.53
69 Ceramic products 78,966 0.02 112,578-29.86
70 Glass and glassware 2,925,163 0.59 2,721,0257.50
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 169,290 0.03 190,727-11.24
72 Iron and steel 14,147,572 2.86 13,385,5395.69
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,004,765 0.81 6,006,343-33.32
74 Copper and articles thereof 98,504 0.02 1,865,386-94.72
75 Nickel and articles thereof 366,157 0.07 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,380,845 0.28 9,555,546-85.55
78 Lead and articles thereof 262,463 0.05 565,186-53.56
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4,277,961 0.86 2,902147,314.23
80 Tin and articles thereof 734 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8,632,774 1.74 7,874,9969.62
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 45,720 0.01 49,462-7.57
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 70,846 0.01 66,0697.23
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,531,530 0.92 4,022,12512.67
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 2,498,561 0.50 2,994,398-16.56
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 10,330,101 2.09 5,275,28995.82
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,490,590 0.30 1,480,4660.68
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7,343,938 1.48 117,8886,129.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 188,038 0.04 210,819-10.81
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7,683 0.00 12,153-36.78
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 300 0.00 529-43.29
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 1,850,512 0.37 1,612,63614.75
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 155,638 0.03 219,782-29.19
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 125,485 0.03 21,941471.92
SS Classified 44,604 0.01 58 024-23.13

Russia’s Imports from Estonia

The major share of Russian imports from Estonia in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 70.19% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (74.37% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.37% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (13.33% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.02% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (2.24% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.56% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (4.22% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.83% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (2.27% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.95% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (1.63% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Estonia in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $10,267,498;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $10,173,022;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,483,691;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - an increase of $1,244,477;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,025,351;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $977,421;
  • 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 $603,915;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $343,107.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Estonia in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 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 $48,761,029;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $4,353,341;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $992,842;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $763,468;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $635,350;
  • 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) - a decrease of $600,952;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $585,048;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $583,531;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $396,142;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $363,104.
Russia’s imports from Estonia in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 16,669-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 51,259 0.05 76,045-32.59
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 57,360 0.05 11,745388.38
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 125,432 0.12 135,840-7.66
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 62,357 0.06 103,734-39.89
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,076,250 0.99 733,14346.80
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 14,877 0.01 29,490-49.55
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 290,590 0.27 260,80911.42
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 377,875 0.35 1,141,343-66.89
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9,782 0.01 1,515545.68
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,378,946 2.19 2,963,994-19.74
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 509,731 0.47 475,8297.12
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 777 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 213,772 0.20 105,463102.70
26 Ores, slag and ash 131,661 0.12 130,9140.57
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 300,240 0.28 219,08337.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,268,735 1.17 664,82090.84
29 Organic chemicals 181,196 0.17 267,862-32.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,197,136 1.10 1,780,667-32.77
31 Fertilizers 701 0.00 942-25.58
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7,050,172 6.49 11,403,513-38.18
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 35,785 0.03 202,724-82.35
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 22,660 0.02 23,524-3.67
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 202,774 0.19 249,833-18.84
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 162,259 0.15 172,015-5.67
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 637,638 0.59 621,0472.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,537,676 4.18 3,053,98548.58
40 Rubber and articles thereof 300,167 0.28 351,293-14.55
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 58,127 0.05 245,897-76.36
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 503,811 0.46 613,931-17.94
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 71,957 0.07 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 64,055 0.06 1,056,897-93.94
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 393,320 0.36 633,489-37.91
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 5,192 0.00 9,471-45.18
52 Cotton 21,807 0.02 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 3,306-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 32 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 122,550 0.11 54,868123.35
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 296,027 0.27 659,131-55.09
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,612 0.00 1,988-18.91
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 17,250 0.02 122,370-85.90
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 31,381 0.03 14,333118.94
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 16,358 0.02 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8,784 0.01 82,576-89.36
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 551,095 0.51 700,790-21.36
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 909,458 0.84 1,544,808-41.13
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 8,288-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,794 0.00 5,308-66.20
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 271,515 0.25 193,62840.23
69 Ceramic products 1,122,582 1.03 145,161673.34
70 Glass and glassware 72,222 0.07 57,52225.56
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 26,419 0.02 37,133-28.85
72 Iron and steel 191,847 0.18 142,89434.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,111,927 2.87 2,086,57649.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 63,709 0.06 17,978254.37
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 133,968 0.12 159,803-16.17
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,244,477 1.15 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 45,853 0.04 7,903480.20
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 35,840 0.03 225,070-84.08
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 626,490 0.58 512,19322.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 24,467,388 22.53 14,199,89072.31
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 40,206,629 37.03 88,967,658-54.81
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 0 0.00 59,033-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 515,021 0.47 911,163-43.48
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 10,173,022 9.37 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 846,537 0.78 727,15716.42
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 30 0.00 114-73.68
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 736,752 0.68 1,337,704-44.92
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 406,821 0.37 249,44363.09
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,838 0.00 18,498-79.25
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia