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

Russia’s Trade with Switzerland

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Switzerland was $1,744,252,021, down 21.95% ($490,433,768) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $1,062,141,991, down 33.74% ($540,730,334) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $682,110,030, up 7.96% ($50,296,566) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $380,031,961, a 60.86% decrease ($591,026,900) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Switzerland was Russia’s 19th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 18th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 1.0516% of Russia’s total trade (down from 1.2987% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Switzerland was Russia’s 21st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 17th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 1.0280% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.4286% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Switzerland was Russia’s 20th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 1.0905% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.0552% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Switzerland

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 49.34% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (59.58% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 41.60% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (25.32% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.78% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (9.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.84% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (2.19% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.25% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (0.70% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.39% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (2.41% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Switzerland 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 $35,945,016;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $6,504,319.

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $321,419,777;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $97,039,148;
  • 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 $95,394,972;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $32,132,675;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $18,340,669;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $10,557,320;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $9,365,447.
Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
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 1,095,829 0.10 740,68947.95
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 18,288 0.00 16,22112.74
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 5,201-100.00
10 Cereals 8,757,838 0.82 6,763,99329.48
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 63,921 0.01 114,491-44.17
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 547-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 832 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,644 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 79,654 0.01 68,07517.01
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 64,291 0.01 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 18,202-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,191,385 0.30 3,488,912-8.53
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 39,656 0.00 37,6185.42
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 441,781,443 41.59 405,836,4278.86
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 629,656 0.06 546,42915.23
29 Organic chemicals 1,641,913 0.15 2,194,713-25.19
30 Pharmaceutical products 22,043 0.00 8022,648.50
31 Fertilizers 8,328,741 0.78 26,669,410-68.77
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,322 0.00 6,134-13.24
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 105,476 0.01 40,190162.44
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 2,307 0.00 186,577-98.76
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 35,749 0.00 19,46383.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,499,444 0.33 1,973,84077.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,269,154 0.50 3,526,25449.43
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 880,998 0.08 14,0036,191.49
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 34,814 0.00 6944,916.43
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 562,990 0.05 655,241-14.08
45 Cork and articles of cork 848 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 9,642 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,463 0.00 271,759-98.36
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 70,658 0.01 6,976912.87
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 30,490 0.00 49,203-38.03
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 159,857-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,863,818 0.18 2,056,672-9.38
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 635 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 1-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 198 0.00 12065.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 445 0.00 2,081-78.62
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 603,833 0.06 8,5916,928.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,265,254 0.12 93,6301,251.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 26 0.00 3,708-99.30
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 742,809 0.07 8,3628,783.15
65 Headgear and parts thereof 35,219 0.00 28,81422.23
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 213,014 0.02 242,892-12.30
69 Ceramic products 304 0.00 2,551-88.08
70 Glass and glassware 85,528 0.01 54,11858.04
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 50,795,008 4.78 146,189,980-65.25
72 Iron and steel 1,023,489 0.10 256,249299.41
73 Articles of iron or steel 333,613 0.03 145,875128.70
74 Copper and articles thereof 77,389,249 7.29 86,754,696-10.80
75 Nickel and articles thereof 167,734,975 15.79 264,774,123-36.65
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 259,841,318 24.46 581,261,095-55.30
78 Lead and articles thereof 10,824,582 1.02 21,381,902-49.38
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6,835,555 0.64 331,2361,963.65
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 926 0.00 90,003-98.97
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 79,919 0.01 34,131134.15
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,124,368 0.11 33,257,043-96.62
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 1,223,325 0.12 2,843,344-56.98
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 2,865 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 443,536 0.04 462,451-4.09
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,355,428 0.13 2,146,458-36.85
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,892,326 0.18 792,608138.75
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 31,840-100.00
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 109,599 0.01 52,248109.77
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 82,662 0.01 114,969-28.10
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 371 0.00 8,607-95.69
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5,796 0.00 0
SS Classified 509 0.00 6 030 000-99.99

Russia’s Imports from Switzerland

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 46.79% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (37.59% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 30.13% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (31.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.40% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (9.97% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.52% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (6.85% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $41,461,576;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $34,619,280;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $6,331,108;
  • 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 $4,145,242;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $3,746,366;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $3,609,268;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $3,187,937;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $2,151,811.

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

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $20,098,897;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $14,694,949;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $10,828,304;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,634,626.
Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 30,824 0.00 38,162-19.23
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,912,943 1.31 8,129,5789.64
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 66,130 0.01 17,461278.73
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 6,926,251 1.02 5,855,30818.29
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 1,392-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 849,586 0.12 654,87129.73
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,972 0.00 102,442-96.12
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 353,403 0.05 10,7333,192.68
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 935,922 0.14 1,336,203-29.96
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,556,735 0.67 3,441,23832.42
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 10,916,819 1.60 21,745,123-49.80
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 335,662 0.05 485,633-30.88
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 16,058,037 2.35 12,448,76928.99
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,013,227 0.73 5,674,493-11.65
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,179,634 0.17 630,38487.13
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,155,542 0.17 2,441,822-52.68
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7,394 0.00 9,590-22.90
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 392,101 0.06 158,219147.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,626,754 0.68 4,584,7010.92
29 Organic chemicals 59,191,699 8.68 24,572,419140.89
30 Pharmaceutical products 186,402,580 27.33 144,941,00428.61
31 Fertilizers 5,246 0.00 4,42618.53
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 13,767,042 2.02 11,615,23118.53
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 27,260,733 4.00 23,514,36715.93
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 5,143,683 0.75 5,574,287-7.72
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,259,642 0.33 2,652,757-14.82
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 174,253 0.03 113,68853.27
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,340,547 0.78 5,958,385-10.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14,096,904 2.07 12,990,0108.52
40 Rubber and articles thereof 871,649 0.13 1,002,735-13.07
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 70,692-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 313,218 0.05 177,22876.73
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 15 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 833,008 0.12 1,272,019-34.51
45 Cork and articles of cork 202,555 0.03 211,602-4.28
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,758,023 0.26 1,368,89028.43
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 172,987 0.03 845,048-79.53
50 Silk 0 0.00 717-100.00
52 Cotton 42 0.00 373-88.74
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 1,177-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 321,814 0.05 184,56674.36
55 Man-made staple fibers 39,669 0.01 200,591-80.22
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 165,237 0.02 136,73020.85
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 64,837 0.01 131,926-50.85
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 41,143 0.01 44,399-7.33
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 471,478 0.07 478,016-1.37
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 809,209 0.12 638,63326.71
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 823,718 0.12 1,085,077-24.09
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 84,665 0.01 120,785-29.90
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 120,558 0.02 167,724-28.12
65 Headgear and parts thereof 35,168 0.01 10,771226.51
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 93,025 0.01 1,1567,947.15
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,539,317 0.37 2,084,38521.83
69 Ceramic products 177,671 0.03 278,686-36.25
70 Glass and glassware 313,948 0.05 460,384-31.81
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,708,124 0.54 4,116,064-9.91
72 Iron and steel 363,292 0.05 421,269-13.76
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,269,848 1.36 23,964,797-61.32
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,565,995 0.23 1,339,24316.93
75 Nickel and articles thereof 146,462 0.02 272,384-46.23
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 710,982 0.10 997,746-28.74
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,932 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 73,778 0.01 82,863-10.96
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,903 0.00 6,211-69.36
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8,972,607 1.32 5,784,67055.11
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,385,090 1.38 10,024,889-6.38
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 350,101 0.05 405,447-13.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 101,689,846 14.91 107,324,472-5.25
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 36,036,675 5.28 31,891,43313.00
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 18,702 0.00 8,237127.05
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,819,356 0.27 926,58696.35
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 65,954,565 9.67 59,623,45710.62
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 54,197,590 7.95 52,178,3263.87
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 36,612 0.01 20,57477.95
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 185,490 0.03 582,606-68.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 435,301 0.06 310,19740.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 729,473 0.11 595,08322.58
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 59,048 0.01 20,157,945-99.71
SS Classified 181,039 0.03 101 95977.56
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia