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

Russia’s Trade with Norway

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Norway totaled $995,999,064, up 143.73% ($587,346,249) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Norway in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $875,228,503, up 193.79% ($577,316,757) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Norway in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $120,770,561, up 9.06% ($10,029,492) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Norway in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $754,457,942, a 303.09% increase ($567,287,265) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Norway was Russia’s 35th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 50th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.6005% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2375% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Norway was Russia’s 28th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 47th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.8471% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2655% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Norway was Russia’s 55th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1931% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1850% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Norway

The major share of Russian exports to Norway 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) - 80.44% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (45.89% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.66% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (32.68% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.49% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (13.71% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.87% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (3.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.46% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (1.13% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.54% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (1.42% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Norway 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) - an increase of $558,276,791;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $14,203,008;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $11,778,070;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $8,633,058;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $4,429,374;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $3,959,653;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,983,289;
  • 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 $2,725,434.

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

  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $15,890,359;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $9,090,452;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $3,160,656.
Russia’s exports to Norway in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
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 10,039,638 1.15 8,760,46214.60
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 3,160,656-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 70,617 0.01 80,344-12.11
10 Cereals 2,228,973 0.25 4,024,365-44.61
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,698,602 0.65 8,299,919-31.34
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 48,239 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 68,628,582 7.84 56,850,51220.72
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 114,437 0.01 307,327-62.76
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 206,794 0.02 526,431-60.72
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,269,027 0.72 15,359,479-59.18
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 23,770,730 2.72 15,137,67257.03
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,646,252 0.19 1,247,05132.01
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 678,618,403 77.54 120,341,612463.91
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,862,225 0.21 3,208,303-41.96
29 Organic chemicals 4,434,874 0.51 5,50080,534.07
31 Fertilizers 3,475,514 0.40 869,159299.87
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 73-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 3,378-100.00
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 56,628 0.01 40141,470.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 27,000 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 743 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 211,540 0.02 77,019174.66
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,296,207 0.72 5,822,9928.13
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5,250 0.00 1802,816.67
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 7,583-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,576,905 0.52 4,098,67311.67
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 189,984 0.02 139,01336.67
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 828 0.00 4,273-80.62
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 11,879 0.00 2434,788.48
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 350 0.00 437-19.91
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 18,699 0.00 14133,464.29
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 370 0.00 2,944-87.43
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 541,739 0.06 39,2711,279.49
65 Headgear and parts thereof 25,460 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 392,839 0.04 539,864-27.23
69 Ceramic products 116,715 0.01 45,794154.87
70 Glass and glassware 810,183 0.09 672,48820.48
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,950 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 4,496,370 0.51 4,034,26911.45
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,033,007 0.12 1,432,383-27.88
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,658 0.00 3,385-51.02
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 108-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 32,227,565 3.68 18,024,55778.80
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5,200 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,454,673 0.17 17,345,032-91.61
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 65,444 0.01 9,864563.46
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 239 0.00 123,800.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,508,401 0.40 525,112568.12
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 5,247,465 0.60 2,522,031108.07
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 20,240-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 24,004 0.00 161,576-85.14
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,959,653 0.45 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 43,916 0.01 134,233-67.28
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 730 0.00 1,800-59.44
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 2,329,353 0.27 4,050,215-42.49
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 410,656 0.05 13,8692,860.96
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 245 0.00 0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 15,936 0.00 0
SS Classified 3,684 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Norway

The major share of Russian imports from Norway 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) - 50.64% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (35.61% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.68% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (17.33% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.25% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (13.41% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.94% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (14.74% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.28% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (15.23% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.86% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (1.80% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Norway 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) - an increase of $21,463,815;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $5,141,396;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $3,141,044;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,512,771;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $965,958;
  • 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 $777,144;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $522,592;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $458,574;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $431,010;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $391,027;
  • 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 $382,824;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $367,957.

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

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $10,919,000;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $6,194,357;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $2,851,785;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $2,017,144;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $777,984;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $753,845;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $433,147;
  • 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) - a decrease of $419,731.
Russia’s imports from Norway in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
01 Live animals 133,159 0.11 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7,553,829 6.25 2,412,433213.12
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,532 0.01 14,498-54.95
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 7,713 0.01 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,249 0.00 2,682-16.14
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 410-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 208,183 0.17 246,862-15.67
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,099 0.00 1,642-33.07
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 53,675 0.04 22,381139.82
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 40,489 0.03 26,71251.58
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 442 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 269,194 0.22 470,082-42.73
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 164,488 0.14 180,339-8.79
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 18,953,665 15.69 15,812,62119.86
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,755,854 2.28 13,674,854-79.85
26 Ores, slag and ash 121 0.00 2,851,906-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 340,071-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,478,016 2.05 2,095,19218.27
29 Organic chemicals 879,433 0.73 420,859108.96
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,970,692 1.63 1,999,219-1.43
31 Fertilizers 470,312 0.39 358,43831.21
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 694,801 0.58 1,026,688-32.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 396,651 0.33 468,880-15.40
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 793,901 0.66 1,213,632-34.58
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 711,869 0.59 280,859153.46
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 740,242 0.61 852,315-13.15
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,183,343 4.29 5,961,327-13.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,686,509 1.40 173,738870.72
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 374,306 0.31 6,3495,795.51
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 488,692 0.40 435,24312.28
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 448,024 0.37 129,620245.64
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 15,867 0.01 12,58826.05
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 357 0.00 3,691-90.33
52 Cotton 1,092 0.00 791,282.28
54 Man-made filaments 1,039 0.00 2,477-58.05
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,306 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 82,907 0.07 320,415-74.13
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 639-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 11,126-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 765,440 0.63 1,198,587-36.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 38,882 0.03 77,798-50.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 89,353 0.07 181,044-50.65
65 Headgear and parts thereof 52,848 0.04 199,293-73.48
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12,150 0.01 8,38544.90
69 Ceramic products 67,759 0.06 11,628482.72
70 Glass and glassware 11,907 0.01 1,106976.58
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 777,144 0.64 0
72 Iron and steel 3,170,877 2.63 9,365,234-66.14
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,120,422 2.58 2,729,39514.33
74 Copper and articles thereof 222,289 0.18 279,867-20.57
75 Nickel and articles thereof 910,293 0.75 2,927,437-68.90
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 222,862 0.18 175,59226.92
79 Zinc and articles thereof 278,036 0.23 617,525-54.98
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 41,160 0.03 25615,978.13
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 376,143 0.31 183,169105.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 41,498 0.03 44,673-7.11
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,596,254 7.95 8,630,29611.19
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 28,143,478 23.30 6,679,663321.33
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 76,665 0.06 390,436-80.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 795,318 0.66 784,3401.40
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 19,451,405 16.11 20,205,250-3.73
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,092,791 2.56 2,744,11912.71
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 19,161 0.02 23,144-17.21
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 422,972 0.35 578,951-26.94
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,392,985 1.15 870,39360.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9,418 0.01 2,621259.33
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia