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Russian trade in goods with Estonia in Q3 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 third quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Estonia

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Estonia was $767,810,741, down 5.04% ($40,746,641) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $647,427,995, down 0.45% ($2,925,305) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $120,382,746, down 23.91% ($37,821,336) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $527,045,249, a 7.09% increase ($34,896,031) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Estonia was Russia’s 38th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 40th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.4629% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4699% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Estonia was Russia’s 33rd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 35th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.6266% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.5797% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Estonia was Russia’s 56th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 47th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1925% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2642% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Estonia

The major share of Russian exports to Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 42.19% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (51.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 34.20% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (21.50% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.85% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (8.86% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.86% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (13.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.39% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (2.93% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $48,486,901;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $22,333,952;
  • 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 $20,173,256;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $15,556,233;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2,743,373;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,641,124.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd 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 $49,475,728;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - a decrease of $31,354,849;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $15,964,836;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $9,079,739;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $5,709,885;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $3,276,573.
Russia’s exports to Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,251,533 0.19 1,741,903-28.15
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,486 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 79,717 0.01 371,877-78.56
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 908,316 0.14 508,45378.64
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 297,434 0.05 223,62633.01
10 Cereals 0 0.00 5,161-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 215 0.00 38,986-99.45
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,188 0.00 27,959-74.29
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 15 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 1,019-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 558,237 0.09 98,873464.60
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,614 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 63,296 0.01 40,91054.72
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 444,146 0.07 409,1218.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 386,762 0.06 281,08937.59
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 127,111 0.02 162,260-21.66
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 609,628 0.09 663,852-8.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 760,227 0.12 663,43614.59
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 27,330 0.00 38,436-28.89
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 51,578 0.01 35,71344.42
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,142 0.00 9,080,881-99.99
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 273,087,129 42.18 322,562,857-15.34
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 33,758,711 5.21 13,585,455148.49
29 Organic chemicals 17,524,302 2.71 1,968,069790.43
30 Pharmaceutical products 109,150 0.02 144,688-24.56
31 Fertilizers 161,183,502 24.90 112,696,60143.02
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 279,468 0.04 225,76623.79
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 835,800 0.13 827,9860.94
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 161,775 0.02 138,26617.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 140,878 0.02 123,30714.25
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,056 0.00 304576.32
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,293,373 0.35 5,569,946-58.83
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,132,720 0.48 1,606,96594.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,006,916 0.31 2,921,417-31.30
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 93,932 0.01 207,356-54.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7,550 0.00 5811,199.48
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 562 0.00 3,183-82.34
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 47,408,261 7.32 53,118,146-10.75
45 Cork and articles of cork 7,719 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 30 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 300,505-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,914,882 0.45 3,859,112-24.47
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 481,581 0.07 358,57134.31
52 Cotton 25,030 0.00 10,774132.32
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 18,617 0.00 14,98024.28
54 Man-made filaments 85,195 0.01 23835,696.22
55 Man-made staple fibers 64 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 268,651 0.04 359,280-25.23
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 73 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 44,867 0.01 78,471-42.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 49,463 0.01 38,69427.83
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 64,510 0.01 77,481-16.74
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,225,199 0.19 19,7876,091.94
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 162,961 0.03 159,2502.33
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,670 0.00 3,632-54.02
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 44 0.00 424.76
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 2,780-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,943,552 0.45 2,772,2946.18
69 Ceramic products 113,595 0.02 146,403-22.41
70 Glass and glassware 3,431,885 0.53 2,487,48437.97
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 232,577 0.04 279,512-16.79
72 Iron and steel 17,717,106 2.74 17,920,475-1.13
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,690,292 1.65 8,049,16832.81
74 Copper and articles thereof 20,967 0.00 780,758-97.31
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,448,326 0.22 1,012,86142.99
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,793,178 0.74 2,049,805133.84
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,146,172-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3,062 0.00 544,002-99.44
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 31,354,849-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 9,338,048 1.44 25,302,884-63.09
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 273,453 0.04 310,917-12.05
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 142,629 0.02 105,50135.19
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 27,044,727 4.18 4,710,775474.10
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 2,936,601 0.45 3,511,049-16.36
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 8,572,265 1.32 9,792,735-12.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,506,190 0.23 757,54598.83
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 801,302 0.12 121,407560.01
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 496,559 0.08 185,005168.40
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,490 0.00 3,452-56.84
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 831 0.00 300177.00
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 1,510,976 0.23 1,401,6547.80
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 338,150 0.05 178,00489.97
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 104,607 0.02 28,129271.88
SS Classified 10,011 0.00 22 115-54.73

Russia’s Imports from Estonia

The major share of Russian imports from Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 58.04% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (71.98% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.53% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (14.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.92% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (4.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.65% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (3.69% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.23% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (1.89% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.08% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (1.44% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,631,939;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,453,443;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - an increase of $1,413,477;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $1,392,431;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1,162,368;
  • 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 $778,321;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $695,793;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $581,655;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $556,608;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $528,064;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $450,940;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $361,672.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd 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 $35,616,831;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $10,535,969;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,555,380;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $469,221;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $461,667;
  • 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 $450,361.
Russia’s imports from Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
01 Live animals 0 0.00 359,580-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 44,398 0.04 46,559-4.64
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 121,370 0.10 30,643296.08
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 124,416 0.10 150,022-17.07
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 97,006 0.08 114,899-15.57
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 303 0.00 91,908-99.67
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 12,495 0.01 66,850-81.31
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 323,289 0.27 132,885143.28
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,173,816 0.98 617,20890.18
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 25,111 0.02 8,137208.60
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,981,294 3.31 3,619,6229.99
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 731,389 0.61 592,13323.52
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 163,864 0.14 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 133,829 0.11 180,660-25.92
26 Ores, slag and ash 181,700 0.15 113,49360.10
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 168,228 0.14 213,251-21.11
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,623,417 1.35 845,09692.10
29 Organic chemicals 198,316 0.16 103,81391.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,237,985 1.86 2,489,234-10.09
31 Fertilizers 805 0.00 7674.95
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 14,238,111 11.83 12,845,68010.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 58,194 0.05 47,18523.33
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 108,214 0.09 32,825229.67
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 396,702 0.33 304,51830.27
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 59,024 0.05 122,619-51.86
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 916,514 0.76 969,320-5.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,719,117 4.75 4,087,17839.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 363,977 0.30 429,621-15.28
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 160,954 0.13 141,53113.72
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 288 0.00 0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 392 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 740,186 0.61 776,107-4.63
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 581,655 0.48 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 763,850 0.63 791,791-3.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 420,154 0.35 711,518-40.95
54 Man-made filaments 27,186 0.02 15,39676.58
55 Man-made staple fibers 112,723 0.09 14,022703.90
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 603,505 0.50 152,565295.57
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 35,698 0.03 5,684528.04
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 580 0.00 52,913-98.90
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 30,561 0.03 15,66295.13
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 8,071 0.01 4,90664.51
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 38,460 0.03 41,938-8.29
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 836,689 0.70 1,036,585-19.28
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,488,503 1.24 1,432,2583.93
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 706,728 0.59 178,664295.56
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4,944 0.00 41,336-88.04
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 266,071 0.22 295,310-9.90
69 Ceramic products 1,255,200 1.04 559,407124.38
70 Glass and glassware 124,764 0.10 108,01415.51
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 83,828 0.07 71,78516.78
72 Iron and steel 622,235 0.52 317,03596.27
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,286,092 2.73 4,841,472-32.13
74 Copper and articles thereof 548,371 0.46 1,010,038-45.71
75 Nickel and articles thereof 146 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 134,307 0.11 201,546-33.36
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 4,204-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,413,477 1.17 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 192,370 0.16 81,413136.29
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 167,432 0.14 44,487276.36
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 766,372 0.64 575,06333.27
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 19,222,818 15.97 29,758,787-35.40
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 46,849,539 38.92 82,466,370-43.19
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 95,498 0.08 93,6881.93
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 614,176 0.51 1,083,397-43.31
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,162,368 0.97 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,929,477 1.60 476,034305.32
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 1,562,115 1.30 2,012,476-22.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 261,717 0.22 165,11058.51
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 60,362 0.05 9,864511.94
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia