Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with Canada in 2011

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 2011: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Canada

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Canada was $2,430,653,661, down 5.27% ($135,237,533) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Canada in 2011 were $601,546,866, down 44.34% ($479,265,554) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Canada in 2011 totaled $1,829,106,795, up 23.17% ($344,028,021) from 2010.

Russia’s trade deficit with Canada in 2011 was $1,227,559,929, a 203.65% increase ($823,293,575) over 2010.

Canada was Russia’s 44th largest trading partner in 2011 (down from 37th in 2010), accounting for 0.2955% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4099% in 2010).

Canada was Russia’s 68th largest export market in 2011 (down from 46th in 2010), accounting for 0.1164% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2722% in 2010).

Canada was Russia’s 31st largest supplier in 2011 (down from 29th in 2010), accounting for 0.5982% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.6488% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Canada

The major share of Russian exports to Canada in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 54.75% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (54.28% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.68% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (10.71% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.76% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (1.72% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.73% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (1.68% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.71% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (1.60% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.41% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (0.59% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Canada in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $16,928,660;
  • 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 $13,186,906;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,376,910;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2,091,182;
  • 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 $1,829,502.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Canada in 2011 over 2010 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 $257,315,166;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $5,731,378;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $4,228,158;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $3,283,441.
Russia’s exports to Canada in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
01 Live animals 0 0.00 300-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,548,088 0.59 1,456,906143.54
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 42,361 0.01 90,733-53.31
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 25,500 0.00 45,000-43.33
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,382 0.00 772726.68
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 91,574 0.02 45,507101.23
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 131,371 0.02 160,963-18.38
10 Cereals 2,148 0.00 3,289-34.69
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 294,776 0.05 99,024197.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 433 0.00 2,325-81.38
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 982-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 150-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 99,401 0.02 62,88058.08
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 76,320 0.01 7,860870.99
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 210,386 0.03 187,25312.35
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 698,699 0.12 869,473-19.64
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 455,813 0.08 406,96312.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 335,861 0.06 232,85444.24
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 261,518 0.04 426,168-38.63
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,316,007 0.22 290,852352.47
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 900,801 0.15 2,039,572-55.83
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 680 0.00 7,687-91.15
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 329,368,617 54.75 586,683,783-43.86
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 36,743,092 6.11 23,556,18655.98
29 Organic chemicals 772,024 0.13 682,04113.19
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 8,971-100.00
31 Fertilizers 64,409,599 10.71 68,637,757-6.16
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 13,522 0.00 2,800382.93
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 321,557 0.05 452,378-28.92
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 6,010 0.00 13,916-56.81
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 129 0.00 3,432-96.24
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 135-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 37,595 0.01 21,11078.09
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 456,566 0.08 370,38023.27
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,568,698 1.26 6,783,92311.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 32,116,862 5.34 15,188,202111.46
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 19,611 0.00 40,012-50.99
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 425,137 0.07 921,146-53.85
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 15,726,327 2.61 13,948,61412.74
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 164 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 34,635 0.01 3,318,076-98.96
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 685,719 0.11 860,267-20.29
52 Cotton 0 0.00 70,044-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 4,730-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 21,015 0.00 4664,409.66
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 485 0.00 4,144-88.30
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 86,888 0.01 235,472-63.10
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,418 0.00 103,754-92.85
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 169,946 0.03 241,867-29.74
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,145 0.00 6,37412.10
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4,423 0.00 31,539-85.98
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 20 0.00 249-91.97
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 32,539 0.01 174,379-81.34
69 Ceramic products 294,238 0.05 124,535136.27
70 Glass and glassware 62,623 0.01 129,394-51.60
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 550,454 0.09 1,011,861-45.60
72 Iron and steel 11,209,842 1.86 9,553,83417.33
73 Articles of iron or steel 770,040 0.13 1,290,671-40.34
74 Copper and articles thereof 30,236 0.01 855,455-96.47
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,778,466 0.30 2,608,917-31.83
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,244,738 0.21 1,309,494-4.95
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,374-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,273,582 0.21 2,901,454-56.11
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 60,109 0.01 24,327147.09
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 242,056 0.04 26,417816.29
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,033,241 0.84 2,656,33189.48
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 2,740,688 0.46 2,140,19128.06
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 3,013,184 0.50 1,183,682154.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 277,588 0.05 311,218-10.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,221,181 0.87 10,952,559-52.33
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 60,228 0.01 41,59944.78
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 243-100.00
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 5,122,258 0.85 3,559,65843.90
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 97,372 0.02 108,605-10.34
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9,561 0.00 11,439-16.42
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 7,710-100.00
SS Classified 64,921,319 10.79 311 197 792-79.14

Russia’s Imports from Canada

The major share of Russian imports from Canada in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 40.18% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (37.86% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 34.11% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (26.69% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.77% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (7.75% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.43% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (4.72% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.73% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (2.19% in 2010);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.15% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (0.94% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Canada in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $172,485,396;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $99,037,679;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $51,180,862;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $25,395,607;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $25,248,922;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $12,863,864;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $12,528,901;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $12,182,922;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $9,083,801;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $7,840,362.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Canada in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $6,931,924.
Russia’s imports from Canada in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
01 Live animals 35,094,433 1.92 9,845,511256.45
02 Meat and edible meat offal 401,401,795 21.95 228,916,39975.35
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 116,785,784 6.38 91,390,17727.79
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,469,903 0.24 4,621,042-3.27
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,710,320 0.15 1,894,14843.09
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 268,842 0.01 245,4849.52
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 14,138,843 0.77 6,298,481124.48
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,823,046 0.15 1,065,306165.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 89,394 0.00 99,788-10.42
10 Cereals 2,842,043 0.16 4,754,630-40.23
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 39,916 0.00 52,892-24.53
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15,587,893 0.85 22,519,817-30.78
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 36,289 0.00 55,433-34.54
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16,135 0.00 48,227-66.54
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 9,564 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 205,883 0.01 97,935110.22
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 11,652 0.00 1,744568.12
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 605,690 0.03 325,23586.23
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 759,139 0.04 996,845-23.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,140,670 0.06 974,41217.06
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,734,356 0.31 3,966,49944.57
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 19,080,050 1.04 17,336,13510.06
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 147,990 0.01 831,066-82.19
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,980,283 0.38 4,560,95653.04
26 Ores, slag and ash 842 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 14,119,788 0.77 9,348,79151.03
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,531,700 0.19 1,635,452115.95
29 Organic chemicals 4,161,063 0.23 792,345425.16
30 Pharmaceutical products 65,078,080 3.56 52,214,21624.64
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,741,050 0.10 1,901,068-8.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14,073,497 0.77 13,558,8493.80
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 11,752,882 0.64 8,724,65834.71
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,899,788 0.10 1,233,07254.07
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 49,746 0.00 130,553-61.90
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 91,349 0.00 116,204-21.39
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,034,794 0.22 5,919,347-31.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 25,381,045 1.39 21,829,50416.27
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,332,412 0.56 7,053,35446.49
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2,176 0.00 23,695-90.82
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 563,903 0.03 428,53831.59
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4,509,066 0.25 2,071,400117.68
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 41,034,783 2.24 28,851,86142.23
45 Cork and articles of cork 25 0.00 614-95.93
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 28 0.00 139,395-99.98
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,041,641 0.17 2,324,98130.82
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,825,170 0.32 1,224,919375.56
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 112 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 41,312 0.00 31,66030.49
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,924 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 922,380 0.05 1,581,005-41.66
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 150,536 0.01 165,589-9.09
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 13,934 0.00 21,547-35.33
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 333,570 0.02 478,616-30.31
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 582,379 0.03 416,47039.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 773,914 0.04 613,53226.14
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,044,523 0.11 708,706188.49
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,718,908 0.09 1,044,41464.58
65 Headgear and parts thereof 578,526 0.03 756,654-23.54
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 151 0.00 1,543-90.21
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 24,748 0.00 21,49715.12
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,616,574 0.09 1,980,978-18.40
69 Ceramic products 146,246 0.01 204,878-28.62
70 Glass and glassware 736,507 0.04 434,85269.37
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 625,453 0.03 898,735-30.41
72 Iron and steel 13,059,248 0.71 9,716,61534.40
73 Articles of iron or steel 49,858,280 2.73 46,972,7406.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 441,857 0.02 392,04412.71
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,140,996 0.12 649,818229.48
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,788,962 0.10 574,747211.26
78 Lead and articles thereof 560 0.00 779-28.11
79 Zinc and articles thereof 65,350 0.00 1,7363,664.40
80 Tin and articles thereof 942 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 242,759 0.01 120,873100.84
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 12,377,336 0.68 10,502,47017.85
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,052,842 0.06 1,225,459-14.09
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 468,506,787 25.61 369,469,10826.81
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 67,307,269 3.68 66,653,0100.98
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 385,786 0.02 250,57553.96
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 113,940,185 6.23 62,759,32381.55
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 12,713,639 0.70 3,629,838250.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 72,033,734 3.94 59,504,83321.06
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 16,700 0.00 127,334-86.88
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 133,778 0.01 135,322-1.14
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 10,003,672 0.55 6,007,28766.53
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,165,227 0.28 2,439,883111.70
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 612,511 0.03 1,625,582-62.32
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 24,865-100.00
SS Classified 144,739,937 7.91 272 512 879-46.89
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia