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

Russia’s Trade with Switzerland

In the 2nd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Switzerland was $1,678,149,111, down 11.63% ($220,919,139) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $1,096,410,373, down 8.54% ($102,361,380) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $581,738,738, down 16.93% ($118,557,759) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Switzerland in the 2nd quarter of 2019 was $514,671,635, a 3.25% increase ($16,196,379) over the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Switzerland was Russia’s 19th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 1.0483% of Russia’s total trade (down from 1.1111% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Switzerland was Russia’s 22nd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 1.0881% of Russia’s total exports (up from 1.0878% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Switzerland was Russia’s 23rd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 20th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.9806% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.1535% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Switzerland

The major share of Russian exports to Switzerland 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) - 46.84% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (25.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 42.82% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (59.65% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.52% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (11.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.64% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (2.03% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Switzerland 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 $208,699,238;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $12,491,541.

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

  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $159,062,989;
  • 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 $71,317,149;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $65,200,331;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $19,991,801;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $4,655,872;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $4,352,690.
Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
01 Live animals 0 0.00 3,509-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,215,432 0.11 1,230,193-1.20
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11,867 0.00 4128,843.90
10 Cereals 0 0.00 4,352,690-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 91,655-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 87,353 0.01 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 690-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7,324 0.00 4,18475.05
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 59,711 0.01 109,883-45.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 24,990 0.00 62,066-59.74
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,534,953 0.32 3,770,366-6.24
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 179 0.00 13730.66
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 513,554,308 46.84 304,855,07068.46
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 227,156 0.02 802,033-71.68
29 Organic chemicals 2,452,169 0.22 717,710241.67
30 Pharmaceutical products 127,896 0.01 1,5648,077.49
31 Fertilizers 28,546,920 2.60 16,055,37977.80
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 381,939 0.03 271,414,488.89
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 60,796 0.01 370,363-83.58
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 3,812 0.00 7,201-47.06
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 61,501 0.01 38,09861.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,378,776 0.49 4,258,41526.31
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,703,278 0.25 2,055,66931.50
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,878 0.00 664,010-99.72
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 66,029-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 544,266 0.05 549,005-0.86
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 103,885 0.01 136,768-24.04
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,554 0.00 18,706-43.58
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 49,160 0.00 18,792161.60
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 22,244-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,919,427 0.18 383,080401.05
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 60 0.00 7757.14
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 11 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 14,273 0.00 512,063-97.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 101,162 0.01 1,491,116-93.22
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,870 0.00 5,80535.57
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 456 0.00 407,988-99.89
65 Headgear and parts thereof 383 0.00 37,081-98.97
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 150 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 241,832 0.02 181,61633.16
69 Ceramic products 5,500 0.00 1,316317.93
70 Glass and glassware 131,903 0.01 20,876531.84
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 60,574,104 5.52 131,891,253-54.07
72 Iron and steel 2,827,849 0.26 160,1401,665.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 478,214 0.04 128,974270.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 54,444,410 4.97 74,436,211-26.86
75 Nickel and articles thereof 160,239,952 14.61 319,302,941-49.82
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 248,977,442 22.71 314,177,773-20.75
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,295,808 0.12 5,951,680-78.23
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 874,142 0.08 455,22092.03
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 285,151 0.03 423,642-32.69
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8,383 0.00 13,225-36.61
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 293,557 0.03 450,013-34.77
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 2,708,050 0.25 4,701,144-42.40
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 3,023 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 238,981 0.02 42,876457.38
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 746,505 0.07 693,6697.62
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 647,897 0.06 504,48928.43
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 19,713 0.00 26,280-24.99
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 32,384 0.00 37,090-12.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 128,496 0.01 40,429217.83
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,343 0.00 1512,776.16
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8,839 0.00 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 2 031 108-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Switzerland

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 45.45% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (41.93% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 29.76% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (34.91% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.69% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (9.50% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.78% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (3.70% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $16,735,159;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $7,394,689;
  • 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 $2,544,339;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $2,215,531.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Switzerland 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) - a decrease of $48,070,240;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $43,102,733;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $22,760,323;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $15,128,303;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $3,795,661;
  • 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 $2,190,394;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,755,460.
Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 73,696-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,375,044 1.44 6,159,51335.97
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 6,332,420 1.09 5,809,9718.99
10 Cereals 0 0.00 32,211-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 4,932-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 989 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 712,320 0.12 617,02715.44
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 26,739 0.00 16,96857.58
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 135,408 0.02 64,145111.10
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 806,932 0.14 1,293,901-37.64
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,023,873 0.35 2,654,784-23.77
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 23,251,824 4.00 22,613,1182.82
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 549,082 0.09 554,132-0.91
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,623,873 2.34 14,973,559-9.01
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,080,324 1.05 5,567,5069.21
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,674,265 0.29 1,057,67258.30
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,404,858 0.76 5,038,745-12.58
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,589 0.00 33,771-83.45
26 Ores, slag and ash 453 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 255,247 0.04 267,916-4.73
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,393,310 0.93 2,848,97189.31
29 Organic chemicals 46,572,518 8.01 29,837,35956.09
30 Pharmaceutical products 150,651,254 25.90 193,753,987-22.25
31 Fertilizers 7,260 0.00 5,54131.02
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 11,627,849 2.00 11,072,3355.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 21,879,419 3.76 25,675,080-14.78
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 4,143,352 0.71 4,396,404-5.76
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,325,028 0.40 2,229,4214.29
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 35 0.00 148-76.35
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 68,268 0.01 180,839-62.25
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,656,056 1.32 8,375,115-8.59
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,087,135 2.25 14,288,448-8.41
40 Rubber and articles thereof 998,555 0.17 943,6235.82
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 205,688 0.04 133,47154.11
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,099 0.00 52,634-94.11
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 746,309 0.13 1,117,926-33.24
45 Cork and articles of cork 179,240 0.03 221,915-19.23
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,726,859 0.30 1,825,229-5.39
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 160,918 0.03 109,80046.56
50 Silk 0 0.00 3,726-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3,245 0.00 3,436-5.56
52 Cotton 2,251 0.00 6,914-67.44
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 509-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 37,646 0.01 152,690-75.34
55 Man-made staple fibers 88,669 0.02 113,671-22.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 254,401 0.04 253,7860.24
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 19,144 0.00 31,312-38.86
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 112,847 0.02 16,774572.75
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 593,541 0.10 494,22420.10
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,944 0.00 22,340-91.30
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 571,968 0.10 531,8827.54
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 849,357 0.15 711,50519.37
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 78,620 0.01 34,066130.79
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 118,961 0.02 147,839-19.53
65 Headgear and parts thereof 19,946 0.00 45,098-55.77
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 43-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,550,070 0.27 1,572,834-1.45
69 Ceramic products 396,565 0.07 376,4475.34
70 Glass and glassware 488,674 0.08 470,7903.80
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,077,623 0.53 5,268,017-41.58
72 Iron and steel 603,146 0.10 465,34929.61
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,288,521 1.08 8,043,981-21.82
74 Copper and articles thereof 399,499 0.07 2,111,462-81.08
75 Nickel and articles thereof 164,123 0.03 390,473-57.97
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 807,644 0.14 1,306,321-38.17
79 Zinc and articles thereof 135,200 0.02 151,133-10.54
80 Tin and articles thereof 9,663 0.00 1,706466.41
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 9,222,154 1.59 1,827,465404.64
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,657,006 1.66 11,202,579-13.80
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 520,737 0.09 422,72823.18
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 85,400,220 14.68 133,470,460-36.02
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 31,498,107 5.41 31,053,1131.43
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 7,700 0.00 681,776-98.87
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 752,615 0.13 985,077-23.60
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 55,494,037 9.54 78,254,360-29.09
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 35,382,896 6.08 50,511,199-29.95
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 12,303 0.00 13,343-7.79
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 586,405 0.10 706,164-16.96
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 173,036 0.03 57,567200.58
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 496,285 0.09 757,163-34.45
SS Classified 170,577 0.03 3 723 362-95.42
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia