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Russian trade in goods with Switzerland 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 Switzerland in the first quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Switzerland

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Switzerland totaled $1,694,029,591, up 34.55% ($434,987,395) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $1,088,827,338, up 63.31% ($422,104,777) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $605,202,253, up 2.17% ($12,882,618) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Switzerland in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $483,625,085, a 550.01% increase ($409,222,159) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Switzerland was Russia’s 22nd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 29th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 1.0761% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.7987% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Switzerland was Russia’s 23rd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 35th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 1.0431% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.6472% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Switzerland was Russia’s 20th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 1.1410% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.0846% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Switzerland

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 60.56% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (53.81% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 25.52% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (28.91% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 10.23% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (11.41% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.26% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (1.42% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.08% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (1.81% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $468,076,000;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $85,134,106;
  • 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) - an increase of $35,288,948;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6,900,174;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $5,954,973.

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

  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $159,097,146;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $11,983,393.
Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
01 Live animals 2,267 0.00 3,680-38.40
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 801,843 0.07 914,283-12.30
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 155 0.00 0
10 Cereals 6,866,346 0.63 8,291,942-17.19
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 97,316 0.01 69,81639.39
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 46,440 0.00 1,6152,775.54
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 1,426-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 69,180 0.01 56,22423.04
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 123,514 0.01 27,524348.75
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 27,383 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,740,995 0.34 2,680,39039.57
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 37,315 0.00 16,487126.33
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 277,867,308 25.52 192,733,20244.17
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 179,379 0.02 674,725-73.41
29 Organic chemicals 1,451,390 0.13 510,429184.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 51,640 0.00 2,2642,180.92
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 2,687,024-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 50 0.00 11,013-99.55
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 323,124 0.03 365,324-11.55
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 86,831 0.01 3,4902,387.99
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 11,790 0.00 8,16344.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,872,688 0.91 3,917,715152.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,709,721 0.16 1,310,32730.48
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10,552 0.00 4,999111.08
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 703,847 0.06 617,61513.96
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 352,819 0.03 107,544228.07
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,536 0.00 12,983-34.25
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 24,150 0.00 25,168-4.04
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,113,856 0.10 263,659322.46
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 361-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 60 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 128 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,819 0.00 25,211-84.85
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 138,951 0.01 64,090116.81
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8,017 0.00 10,142-20.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12,017 0.00 1,719599.07
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8,591 0.00 15,842-45.77
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 161,001 0.01 181,211-11.15
69 Ceramic products 938 0.00 161482.61
70 Glass and glassware 49,772 0.00 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 111,364,509 10.23 76,075,56146.39
72 Iron and steel 527,526 0.05 280,43388.11
73 Articles of iron or steel 536,952 0.05 23,1222,222.26
74 Copper and articles thereof 55,684,565 5.11 67,667,958-17.71
75 Nickel and articles thereof 119,286,915 10.96 278,384,061-57.15
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 476,166,557 43.73 8,090,5575,785.46
78 Lead and articles thereof 5,416,714 0.50 3,904,24938.74
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 943,784 0.09 241,667290.53
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 777,647 0.07 120,633544.64
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 478 0.00 23,634-97.98
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,066,039 0.74 1,165,865591.85
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 629,183 0.06 2,069,981-69.60
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 69,060-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 86,327 0.01 36,831134.39
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,075,401 0.10 560,89691.73
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,754,505 0.16 547,874220.24
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 60,575 0.01 33,95078.42
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 279,827 0.03 118,370136.40
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 75,669 0.01 134,772-43.85
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 730 0.00 60919.87
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 54,718 0.01 0
SS Classified 74,972 0.01 11 554 710-99.35

Russia’s Imports from Switzerland

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 54.16% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (46.59% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.15% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (30.49% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.06% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (9.45% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.39% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (4.54% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $55,624,058;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $6,727,961;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $5,441,438;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $4,129,184;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $2,591,280;
  • 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 $2,579,911;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,984,280.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Switzerland 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) - a decrease of $35,008,801;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $12,326,095;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $5,540,954;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $4,755,865;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $3,161,739;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2,806,028;
  • 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 $1,843,432.
Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 36,753-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,491,793 1.07 6,447,7130.68
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,378,310 0.89 5,310,4751.28
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 363 0.00 894-59.40
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 92 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 541,354 0.09 1,089,919-50.33
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 263,960 0.04 16,5351,496.37
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 53,719 0.01 1,9732,622.71
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 459,353 0.08 705,592-34.90
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,112,734 0.51 2,563,05521.45
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 26,962,489 4.46 21,521,05125.28
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 290,487 0.05 388,122-25.16
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,396,052 1.88 11,482,727-0.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,121,053 0.68 4,816,025-14.43
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 825,578 0.14 386,153113.80
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 963,752 0.16 1,210,371-20.38
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 14,938 0.00 11,77926.82
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 201,626 0.03 190,7605.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,640,345 0.77 2,060,434125.21
29 Organic chemicals 37,514,399 6.20 35,530,1195.58
30 Pharmaceutical products 226,861,565 37.49 171,237,50732.48
31 Fertilizers 4,022 0.00 5,198-22.62
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 12,825,713 2.12 10,234,43325.32
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 22,024,505 3.64 25,186,244-12.55
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 3,983,112 0.66 4,190,558-4.95
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,812,934 0.46 2,089,37034.63
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 44-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 311,902 0.05 77,685301.50
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,851,599 0.97 11,392,553-48.64
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,344,806 1.71 13,150,834-21.34
40 Rubber and articles thereof 616,985 0.10 806,128-23.46
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 23,174 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 286,015 0.05 144,15798.41
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 828,094 0.14 1,552,311-46.65
45 Cork and articles of cork 193,556 0.03 241,316-19.79
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,222,937 0.20 2,192,696-44.23
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 87,897 0.01 100,019-12.12
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,359 0.00 0
52 Cotton 163 0.00 386-57.77
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 10 0.00 21-52.38
54 Man-made filaments 123,408 0.02 166,559-25.91
55 Man-made staple fibers 113,981 0.02 133,848-14.84
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 208,200 0.03 212,622-2.08
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 36,946 0.01 48,137-23.25
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 43,746 0.01 8,940389.33
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 440,592 0.07 586,122-24.83
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 7,014-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 658,115 0.11 615,7346.88
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 984,361 0.16 1,353,078-27.25
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 48,438 0.01 37,42129.44
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 108,271 0.02 75,74242.95
65 Headgear and parts thereof 21,096 0.00 14,96940.93
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 40 0.00 2190.48
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,305,624 0.22 1,575,639-17.14
69 Ceramic products 561,184 0.09 304,22584.46
70 Glass and glassware 406,799 0.07 394,6493.08
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,685,728 0.44 4,529,160-40.70
72 Iron and steel 1,115,617 0.18 373,629198.59
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,987,000 0.99 6,327,437-5.38
74 Copper and articles thereof 278,246 0.05 382,742-27.30
75 Nickel and articles thereof 389,950 0.06 382,4591.96
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 617,947 0.10 733,300-15.73
78 Lead and articles thereof 277 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 114,497 0.02 91,68624.88
80 Tin and articles thereof 4,321 0.00 4,1374.45
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 9,369,864 1.55 5,240,68078.79
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,322,089 1.38 13,077,954-36.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 374,709 0.06 257,81545.34
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 56,991,677 9.42 92,000,478-38.05
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 28,028,617 4.63 27,263,2152.81
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 11,986 0.00 34,064-64.81
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,085,363 0.18 1,029,3645.44
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 47,920,412 7.92 60,246,507-20.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 43,576,023 7.20 36,848,06218.26
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 17,875 0.00 3,513408.82
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 710,312 0.12 521,57236.19
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 212,697 0.04 87,450143.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 704,853 0.12 836,889-15.78
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 71,583 0.01 1,6574,220.04
SS Classified 37,064 0.01 139 235-73.38
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia