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Russian trade in goods with Canada in Q2 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 Canada in the second quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Canada

In the 2nd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Canada totaled $450,082,503, up 39.54% ($127,524,617) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Canada in the 2nd quarter of 2019 totaled $235,922,231, up 94.55% ($114,655,363) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Canada in the 2nd quarter of 2019 totaled $214,160,272, up 6.39% ($12,869,254) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade balance with Canada went from a deficit of $80,024,150 in the 2nd quarter of 2018, to a surplus of $21,761,959 in the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Canada was Russia’s 51st largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 61st in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2811% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1887% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Canada was Russia’s 55th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 73rd in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2341% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1100% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Canada was Russia’s 44th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 45th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.3610% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3316% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Canada

The major share of Russian exports to Canada in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 69.02% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (33.47% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.05% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (39.91% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.90% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (9.89% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.89% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (4.09% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.12% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (5.25% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.01% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (2.48% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Canada in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd 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) - an increase of $122,309,350;
  • 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 $3,789,234;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $3,044,170;
  • 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 $1,396,161.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Canada in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $8,755,550;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $4,017,483;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1,133,458;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $858,616.
Russia’s exports to Canada in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 88,924 0.04 76,43816.33
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 23,252 0.01 124,612-81.34
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,493 0.00 5,454-72.63
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,971 0.00 3,015-1.46
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 44,842 0.02 61,315-26.87
10 Cereals 3,229 0.00 175,916-98.16
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 109,294 0.05 119,959-8.89
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 435 0.00 47825.53
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,535 0.00 743,325.68
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7,227 0.00 14,355-49.66
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 22,502 0.01 46,619-51.73
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 46,399 0.02 34,28835.32
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 188,644 0.08 140,57234.20
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 126,859 0.05 89,29442.07
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 275,722 0.12 225,28222.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 437,140 0.19 561,490-22.15
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 391,538 0.17 488,808-19.90
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 616,820 0.26 839,664-26.54
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,363 0.00 85958.67
26 Ores, slag and ash 216,936 0.09 285,140-23.92
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 162,606,464 68.92 40,297,114303.52
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8,602,277 3.65 4,813,04378.73
29 Organic chemicals 576,931 0.24 1,435,547-59.81
30 Pharmaceutical products 196 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 1,989,400 0.84 10,744,950-81.49
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,647 0.00 1922,320.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,640 0.00 20,247-77.08
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 813 0.00 355129.01
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 11-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 89,072 0.04 181,246-50.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 67,687 0.03 640,196-89.43
40 Rubber and articles thereof 33,606,575 14.24 30,562,4059.96
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6,737 0.00 2,221203.33
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,872,190 2.07 6,005,648-18.87
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 39,008 0.02 268,779-85.49
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 96,198 0.04 98,126-1.96
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 416 0.00 0
52 Cotton 887 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 78 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 1,248 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 505 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,293 0.00 408,132.50
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 15 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 367 0.00 44734.09
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,497 0.00 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 25,593 0.01 8,527200.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 14,438 0.01 1,433907.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 15,890 0.01 8,60084.77
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 93,570 0.04 61,50452.14
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,159 0.00 551473.32
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3,000 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 119,208 0.05 27,525333.09
69 Ceramic products 5,431 0.00 53,625-89.87
70 Glass and glassware 66,253 0.03 6,879863.12
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 335,802 0.14 310,8338.03
72 Iron and steel 3,673,688 1.56 7,691,171-52.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 642,003 0.27 866,365-25.90
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,415,117 0.60 1,531,591-7.60
75 Nickel and articles thereof 149,384 0.06 78,21191.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 842,112 0.36 1,502,427-43.95
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 94-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 90,488 0.04 301,887-70.03
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,371 0.00 13,717-60.84
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 14,593 0.01 5,173182.10
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,279,783 0.97 2,229,5252.25
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 2,611,154 1.11 1,214,993114.91
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 26,065 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 616,534 0.26 593,1223.95
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 144,961-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,295,863 0.55 774,65367.28
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,772 0.00 22,080-91.97
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 27,387 0.01 9,930175.80
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 446,927 0.19 871,935-48.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 112,655 0.05 104,1398.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7,426 0.00 4,27873.59
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 8,030-100.00
SS Classified 5,802,295 2.46 4 455 74430.22

Russia’s Imports from Canada

The major share of Russian imports from Canada in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 47.47% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (37.74% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 27.04% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (40.14% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.66% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (10.36% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.25% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (7.61% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.81% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (1.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Canada in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd 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 $15,473,591;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $7,020,151;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $4,551,868;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,692,151;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $2,762,674;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1,996,949;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,604,448;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1,350,767;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1,235,368;
  • 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) - an increase of $1,180,391.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Canada in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $30,163,436;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $1,005,978;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $727,647.
Russia’s imports from Canada in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
01 Live animals 4,249,109 1.98 1,486,435185.86
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,840,262 1.33 3,567,909-20.39
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,187,321 0.55 1,192,361-0.42
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 53 0.00 7,424-99.29
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 27,096 0.01 24,9828.46
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,057 0.00 1,719194.18
10 Cereals 58,931 0.03 16,829250.18
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,759,983 1.29 763,034261.71
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 32,303 0.02 20,18660.03
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 134,403 0.06 114,20017.69
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 115,240-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 209,120 0.10 138,30751.20
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 37 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 350,879 0.16 288,68621.54
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 325,978 0.15 224,98544.89
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 626,231 0.29 562,38611.35
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 12,167,614 5.68 12,320,037-1.24
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 12,225-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 26,180 0.01 30,453-14.03
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,846,130 1.80 2,610,76247.32
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 150,185 0.07 30,313,621-99.50
29 Organic chemicals 313,900 0.15 179,72374.66
30 Pharmaceutical products 41,013,963 19.15 36,462,09512.48
31 Fertilizers 111,636 0.05 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 857,176 0.40 654,93930.88
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,510,457 2.11 3,159,69042.75
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 4,554,422 2.13 3,374,03134.98
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 17,587 0.01 400,773-95.61
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 184,145 0.09 23,220693.04
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 39,793 0.02 5037,811.13
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 722,419 0.34 613,31317.79
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,838,106 1.33 2,936,643-3.36
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,595,301 1.21 2,677,674-3.08
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 75,942 0.04 96,923-21.65
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,013,767 0.47 1,105,240-8.28
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 167,575 0.08 267,134-37.27
45 Cork and articles of cork 120 0.00 8934.83
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 49,102 0.02 109,735-55.25
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 103,434 0.05 163,171-36.61
54 Man-made filaments 23,928 0.01 8,696175.16
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 60-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,273 0.00 101,759-96.78
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 38,933 0.02 45,014-13.51
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 75 0.00 4856.25
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 216,087 0.10 242,324-10.83
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 532,895 0.25 212,316150.99
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 152,573 0.07 104,19446.43
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 193,711 0.09 290,199-33.25
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 27,800 0.01 14,44792.43
65 Headgear and parts thereof 925 0.00 8923.70
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 21,966 0.01 9,241137.70
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 203,198 0.09 188,0448.06
69 Ceramic products 82,968 0.04 139,313-40.44
70 Glass and glassware 189,926 0.09 149,60326.95
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 24,850 0.01 6323,831.96
72 Iron and steel 1,076,289 0.50 1,700,265-36.70
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,264,458 4.33 7,660,01020.95
74 Copper and articles thereof 220,407 0.10 123,61078.31
75 Nickel and articles thereof 424,977 0.20 275,68254.15
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 657,489 0.31 624,1025.35
79 Zinc and articles thereof 87 0.00 6435.94
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 400,826 0.19 1,406,804-71.51
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,219,350 1.50 3,175,7271.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 257,409 0.12 355,045-27.50
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 63,015,178 29.42 47,541,58732.55
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 12,661,648 5.91 13,182,486-3.95
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 20,481 0.01 26,947-24.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 14,466,760 6.76 7,446,60994.27
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 60,493 0.03 38,63556.58
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,432,002 5.34 7,739,85147.70
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 9,446 0.00 6,44946.47
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 53,366 0.02 36148,138.89
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 226,584 0.11 451,471-49.81
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 903,924 0.42 1,037,850-12.90
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 100,664 0.05 110,776-9.13
SS Classified 5,809,609 2.71 843 553588.71
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia