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Russian trade with Canada in 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 Canada in 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Canada

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Canada totaled $1,753,703,071, up 32.18% ($426,961,717) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Canada in 2019 totaled $817,219,232, up 40.70% ($236,411,413) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Canada in 2019 totaled $936,483,839, up 25.55% ($190,550,304) from 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Canada in 2019 was $119,264,607, a 27.77% decrease ($45,861,109) over 2018.

Canada was Russia’s 54th largest trading partner in 2019 (up from 63rd in 2018), accounting for 0.2631% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1928% in 2018).

Canada was Russia’s 57th largest export market in 2019 (up from 70th in 2018), accounting for 0.1933% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1291% in 2018).

Canada was Russia’s 40th largest supplier in 2019 (up from 47th in 2018), accounting for 0.3842% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3132% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Canada

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 64.73% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (43.64% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.82% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (27.11% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.96% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (12.02% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.73% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (3.99% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.50% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (5.24% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.33% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (1.59% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Canada in 2019 over 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 $275,959,294;
  • 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 $11,716,814;
  • 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 $4,706,330;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,347,107.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Canada in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $17,645,479;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $12,246,678;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $9,996,344;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $9,023,518;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $6,348,701;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2,960,514.
Russia’s exports to Canada in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 8,082 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 18,670 0.00 4,235340.85
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 555,151 0.07 518,6837.03
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 86,525 0.01 175,205-50.61
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,309 0.00 11,924-63.86
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 9,920 0.00 13,157-24.60
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 125,637 0.02 144,907-13.30
10 Cereals 81,508 0.01 297,669-72.62
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 408,828 0.05 429,011-4.70
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,760 0.00 1881,368.09
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,362 0.00 1812,309.94
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 75 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 38,688 0.00 40,130-3.59
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 216,767 0.03 108,61499.58
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 175,481 0.02 161,4918.66
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 896,695 0.11 881,5101.72
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 434,741 0.05 444,816-2.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 966,243 0.12 766,82226.01
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,531,188 0.31 1,653,95853.04
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,505,600 0.18 1,469,9662.42
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,768,733 0.34 2,106,44631.44
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 18,238 0.00 20,414-10.66
26 Ores, slag and ash 540,683 0.07 949,840-43.08
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 528,466,654 64.67 252,507,360109.29
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 33,188,917 4.06 21,472,10354.57
29 Organic chemicals 2,078,591 0.25 5,039,105-58.75
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,596 0.00 1,151386.19
31 Fertilizers 43,388,930 5.31 44,855,249-3.27
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 84,177 0.01 11,306644.53
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 42,951 0.01 42,3061.52
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 10,236 0.00 1,228733.55
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 18-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,270 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 249,822 0.03 392,442-36.34
39 Plastics and articles thereof 270,270 0.03 1,201,828-77.51
40 Rubber and articles thereof 74,459,486 9.11 84,455,830-11.84
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10,358 0.00 33,639-69.21
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4,301 0.00 2219,450.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 19,809,640 2.42 28,833,158-31.30
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 135,485 0.02 1,132,208-88.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 461,848 0.06 482,471-4.27
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,158 0.00 5,026-76.96
52 Cotton 1,885 0.00 802,256.25
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,707 0.00 285498.95
54 Man-made filaments 1,248 0.00 1,268-1.58
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,760 0.00 1,216126.97
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 12,009 0.00 9591,152.24
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 265 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5,680 0.00 1,137399.56
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,497 0.00 403,642.50
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 242 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 90,477 0.01 79,54413.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 22,596 0.00 44,229-48.91
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 99,993 0.01 68,22846.56
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 453,994 0.06 279,42662.47
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8,818 0.00 3,931124.32
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 13-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 20,000 0.00 3,435482.24
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 325,465 0.04 185,64375.32
69 Ceramic products 27,828 0.00 83,033-66.49
70 Glass and glassware 222,546 0.03 341,325-34.80
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,414,592 0.17 2,396,711-40.98
72 Iron and steel 15,713,602 1.92 33,359,081-52.90
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,046,906 0.25 2,778,462-26.33
74 Copper and articles thereof 8,561,010 1.05 14,909,711-42.58
75 Nickel and articles thereof 496,572 0.06 298,63566.28
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,831,928 0.59 17,078,606-71.71
78 Lead and articles thereof 21 0.00 94-77.66
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 661,426 0.08 1,291,403-48.78
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 52,915 0.01 77,550-31.77
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 22,519 0.00 23,479-4.09
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,632,556 1.67 10,285,44932.54
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 10,829,082 1.33 6,122,75276.87
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 26,065 0.00 354,483-92.65
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,639,811 0.20 2,152,661-23.82
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 112,388 0.01 373,759-69.93
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,227,156 0.52 3,893,2388.58
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 70,579 0.01 162,470-56.56
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 77,562 0.01 49,44856.86
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 2,667,171 0.33 3,072,872-13.20
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 295,106 0.04 346,698-14.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 12,951 0.00 21,187-38.87
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 42,800 0.01 20,890104.88
SS Classified 34,413,930 4.21 29 978 77114.79

Russia’s Imports from Canada

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 38.33% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (48.25% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 32.94% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (26.86% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.70% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (9.81% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.89% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (8.61% in 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.13% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (1.33% in 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.92% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (1.28% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Canada in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $59,639,407;
  • 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 $42,929,076;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $9,706,371;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $5,072,781;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $4,085,978;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $4,077,300;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,866,254;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $2,991,688.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Canada in 2019 over 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 $8,713,109;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $7,014,156;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $3,735,370.
Russia’s imports from Canada in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 13,432,765 1.43 9,355,46543.58
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10,019,673 1.07 12,046,423-16.82
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,723,992 0.50 4,068,97416.10
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 63,384 0.01 72,234-12.25
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 135,519 0.01 76,19677.86
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 49,673 0.01 27,18382.74
10 Cereals 151,249 0.02 114,91631.62
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,783,480 0.40 2,441,46554.97
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 81,832 0.01 96,692-15.37
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,122 0.00 60286.38
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 434,038 0.05 691,943-37.27
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 743,137 0.08 705,1935.38
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 344,453 0.04 552,279-37.63
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,332 0.00 3,85412.40
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,777 0.00 3101,118.39
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,257,402 0.13 808,65055.49
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,246,038 0.24 1,151,65995.03
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,517,451 0.27 2,498,6980.75
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 41,432,621 4.42 38,440,9337.78
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 39,099 0.00 32,32220.97
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 141,437 0.02 173,011-18.25
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 10,428,143 1.11 9,769,2606.74
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 76,256,678 8.14 33,327,602128.81
29 Organic chemicals 1,226,558 0.13 986,79824.30
30 Pharmaceutical products 173,962,534 18.58 114,323,12752.17
31 Fertilizers 123,870 0.01 119,9863.24
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,983,282 0.32 2,211,36634.91
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 18,538,750 1.98 14,452,77228.27
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 11,578,868 1.24 11,326,3432.23
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 81,972 0.01 668,651-87.74
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 565,092 0.06 313,70680.13
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 44,417 0.00 1,6412,606.70
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,473,886 0.37 3,208,0168.29
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,118,118 0.97 9,007,6651.23
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,567,933 1.13 10,427,4551.35
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 298,182 0.03 439,931-32.22
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2,448,044 0.26 2,942,438-16.80
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 778,635 0.08 1,192,217-34.69
45 Cork and articles of cork 689 0.00 727-5.23
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 291,230 0.03 334,088-12.83
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 432,911 0.05 512,585-15.54
54 Man-made filaments 24,895 0.00 38,712-35.69
55 Man-made staple fibers 703 0.00 722-2.63
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 87,442 0.01 233,301-62.52
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 52,353 0.01 138,168-62.11
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,518 0.00 8,089-81.23
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 790,939 0.08 1,023,886-22.75
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 13,553 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,269,474 0.14 1,610,319-21.17
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,073,947 0.44 4,205,885-3.14
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 749,594 0.08 1,197,174-37.39
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,340,419 0.14 844,12258.79
65 Headgear and parts thereof 18,710 0.00 70,087-73.30
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 7,069 0.00 5,87520.32
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 171,023 0.02 200,830-14.84
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,374,197 0.15 794,07973.06
69 Ceramic products 116,421 0.01 422,856-72.47
70 Glass and glassware 1,141,225 0.12 500,766127.90
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 495,123 0.05 779,474-36.48
72 Iron and steel 3,054,864 0.33 5,596,875-45.42
73 Articles of iron or steel 36,820,824 3.93 32,954,57011.73
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,014,030 0.11 602,01368.44
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,109,565 0.12 2,674,673-58.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,366,652 0.47 2,675,15263.23
78 Lead and articles thereof 177 0.00 86105.81
79 Zinc and articles thereof 850 0.00 1,215-30.04
80 Tin and articles thereof 17,102 0.00 2397,055.65
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,959,203 0.21 5,694,573-65.60
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13,829,337 1.48 13,060,0995.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,364,534 0.25 978,498141.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 218,068,404 23.29 208,362,0334.66
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 61,726,133 6.59 70,439,242-12.37
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 84,767 0.01 135,059-37.24
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 35,188,179 3.76 42,202,335-16.62
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 131,141 0.01 77,76268.64
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 43,752,855 4.67 38,680,07413.11
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 98,609 0.01 124,789-20.98
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 236,713 0.03 179,10632.16
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 1,607,726 0.17 2,524,393-36.31
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,032,388 0.32 3,408,180-11.03
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 373,680 0.04 433,154-13.73
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 379 0.00 3,162-88.01
SS Classified 91,110,856 9.73 14 126 532544.96
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia