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

Russia’s Trade with Estonia

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Estonia was $2,935,304,035, down 4.37% ($134,165,781) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Estonia in 2019 were $2,449,467,142, down 0.13% ($3,098,531) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Estonia in 2019 were $485,836,893, down 21.25% ($131,067,250) from 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Estonia in 2019 was $1,963,630,249, a 6.97% increase ($127,968,719) over 2018.

Estonia was Russia’s 40th largest trading partner in 2019 (down from 39th in 2018), accounting for 0.4404% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4461% in 2018).

Estonia was Russia’s 37th largest export market in 2019 (up from 38th in 2018), accounting for 0.5794% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.5451% in 2018).

Estonia was Russia’s 55th largest supplier in 2019 (down from 50th in 2018), accounting for 0.1993% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2590% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Estonia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 43.40% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (53.89% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 32.96% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (23.59% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.75% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (8.89% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.80% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (8.51% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.08% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (2.75% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.06% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (0.93% in 2018).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $124,072,563;
  • 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 $84,178,948;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $35,298,759;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $22,714,218;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $18,344,915;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $11,531,695.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Estonia 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) - a decrease of $250,009,129;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - a decrease of $33,380,742;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $23,108,111;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $8,775,517;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $8,052,665.
Russia’s exports to Estonia in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 8,593 0.00 5,92145.13
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,931,300 0.24 7,294,527-18.69
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,327 0.00 35,807-85.12
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 411,575 0.02 650,157-36.70
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,485,312 0.18 1,815,322147.08
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,220,386 0.05 995,95522.53
10 Cereals 10,653 0.00 101,617-89.52
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 106,277 0.00 253,555-58.09
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 19,315 0.00 100,659-80.81
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 500 0.00 194157.73
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,242 0.00 1,946-36.18
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,739,345 0.07 454,636282.58
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 8,799 0.00 4,006119.65
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 289,167 0.01 136,148112.39
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,600,374 0.15 2,143,65467.95
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,366,194 0.06 2,288,105-40.29
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 575,255 0.02 736,039-21.84
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,286,070 0.13 2,833,86815.96
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,841,341 0.12 2,694,8755.43
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 147,526 0.01 142,7753.33
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,800 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 231,539 0.01 182,64626.77
26 Ores, slag and ash 492,721 0.02 9,268,238-94.68
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,062,331,729 43.37 1,312,340,858-19.05
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 136,627,494 5.58 52,448,546160.50
29 Organic chemicals 52,682,666 2.15 29,968,44875.79
30 Pharmaceutical products 497,762 0.02 411,38421.00
31 Fertilizers 582,218,316 23.77 458,145,75327.08
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,059,640 0.04 927,22114.28
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,271,643 0.13 2,886,78613.33
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 660,677 0.03 523,64926.17
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 490,201 0.02 553,522-11.44
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 10,826 0.00 33,865-68.03
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 16,443-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,730,836 0.44 17,101,801-37.25
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,041,191 0.49 7,332,81764.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,015,954 0.29 8,247,176-14.93
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 436,750 0.02 453,444-3.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 33,074 0.00 20,32162.76
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 603 0.00 3,474-82.64
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 174,438,608 7.12 197,546,719-11.70
45 Cork and articles of cork 52,813 0.00 30,18674.96
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 100 0.00 5485.19
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 386,928 0.02 395,736-2.23
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13,060,057 0.53 18,410,038-29.06
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,004,417 0.08 1,766,22813.49
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 29-100.00
52 Cotton 108,065 0.00 65,61164.71
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 142,980 0.01 121,10218.07
54 Man-made filaments 93,640 0.00 6,0811,439.88
55 Man-made staple fibers 810 0.00 1,836-55.88
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,620,495 0.07 1,646,305-1.57
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 11 0.00 4,677-99.76
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,321 0.00 4,859-52.23
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 256,970 0.01 259,504-0.98
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 560-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 265,247 0.01 167,50758.35
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 290,102 0.01 344,065-15.68
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,571,200 0.15 796,403348.42
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 506,865 0.02 400,88226.44
65 Headgear and parts thereof 34,911 0.00 35,686-2.17
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 448 0.00 677-33.83
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 5,995 0.00 2,800114.11
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10,204,553 0.42 10,252,056-0.46
69 Ceramic products 448,164 0.02 639,128-29.88
70 Glass and glassware 13,082,985 0.53 11,253,79216.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,737,431 0.07 1,335,71130.08
72 Iron and steel 75,289,629 3.07 63,757,93418.09
73 Articles of iron or steel 29,513,958 1.20 34,694,811-14.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 232,416 0.01 5,275,751-95.59
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,124,180 0.13 1,097,541184.65
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,340,307 0.42 9,492,6688.93
78 Lead and articles thereof 699,918 0.03 2,506,953-72.08
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4,285,561 0.17 7,652,010-43.99
80 Tin and articles thereof 2,772 0.00 33,383,514-99.99
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 42,047,081 1.72 50,099,746-16.07
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 703,499 0.03 550,30827.84
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 404,054 0.02 298,07835.55
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 51,238,673 2.09 15,939,914221.45
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 13,795,219 0.56 14,388,576-4.12
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 31,027,595 1.27 28,311,0119.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,485,637 0.22 5,572,852-1.56
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 19,825,452 0.81 1,480,5371,239.07
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,962,478 0.12 1,651,68279.36
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 15,087 0.00 25,919-41.79
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 52,157 0.00 1,0294,968.71
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 6,752,120 0.28 6,040,13611.79
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,052,680 0.04 833,67526.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 416,417 0.02 239,97973.52
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 624 0.00 0
SS Classified 30,987,539 1.27 226 65913,571.44

Russia’s Imports from Estonia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.47% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (71.20% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.91% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (14.67% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.92% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (4.30% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.66% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (4.13% in 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.35% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (2.03% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.46% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (1.44% in 2018).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $15,447,090;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $12,677,184;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - an increase of $5,461,385;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4,202,642;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,522,570;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $3,280,816;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $2,330,692;
  • 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 $2,200,098;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $1,545,397.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Estonia 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 $166,307,387;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $9,550,731;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,947,450;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,527,877.
Russia’s imports from Estonia in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 422,325 0.09 746,954-43.46
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 16,669-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 4,570-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 214,925 0.04 235,812-8.86
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,485 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 311,502 0.06 307,4591.31
10 Cereals 963,304 0.20 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 493,333 0.10 106,583362.86
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 393,033 0.08 540,327-27.26
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 301,361 0.06 390,485-22.82
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,848,515 0.38 1,833,7580.80
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 53,173 0.01 200,077-73.42
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,435,029 0.30 923,07555.46
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,067,240 0.84 3,320,26922.50
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 59,072 0.01 68,221-13.41
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,120,708 2.70 13,850,225-5.27
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,209,083 0.66 2,925,5969.69
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 581,730 0.12 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 752,050 0.15 653,59615.06
26 Ores, slag and ash 561,234 0.12 383,40346.38
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 845,118 0.17 914,320-7.57
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8,098,483 1.67 5,898,38537.30
29 Organic chemicals 882,254 0.18 810,5398.85
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,603,971 2.18 10,309,3232.86
31 Fertilizers 2,835 0.00 4,684-39.47
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 40,728,037 8.38 50,278,768-19.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 132,666 0.03 664,040-80.02
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 279,217 0.06 173,78960.66
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,282,554 0.26 1,241,6933.29
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 437,706 0.09 522,142-16.17
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,175,483 0.65 3,376,367-5.95
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19,595,623 4.03 15,392,98127.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,778,206 0.37 1,827,207-2.68
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 477,677 0.10 686,321-30.40
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7,378 0.00 5,71329.14
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 392 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,565,167 0.53 2,873,996-10.75
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,545,663 0.32 266580,976.32
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,417,303 0.29 3,364,753-57.88
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,559,580 0.32 2,641,636-40.96
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 5,192 0.00 24,570-78.87
52 Cotton 21,807 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 3,306-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 54,883 0.01 15,396256.48
55 Man-made staple fibers 513,528 0.11 241,419112.71
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,744,387 0.36 1,469,89818.67
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 66,022 0.01 22,878188.58
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 17,830 0.00 244,357-92.70
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 100,076 0.02 74,21634.84
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 65,763 0.01 43,43851.40
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 96,083 0.02 216,338-55.59
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,553,079 0.53 2,964,967-13.89
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,145,961 1.06 6,473,085-20.50
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,006,072 0.21 647,98155.26
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10,760 0.00 55,654-80.67
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 324-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 965,547 0.20 1,018,520-5.20
69 Ceramic products 4,324,474 0.89 1,993,782116.90
70 Glass and glassware 509,280 0.10 397,28628.19
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 243,419 0.05 203,38919.68
72 Iron and steel 1,202,285 0.25 911,61631.89
73 Articles of iron or steel 14,316,688 2.95 15,768,077-9.20
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,299,421 0.27 1,800,101-27.81
75 Nickel and articles thereof 146 0.00 27,818-99.48
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 777,724 0.16 987,773-21.26
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 4,204-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 5,461,385 1.12 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7,398,445 1.52 4,117,62979.68
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 349,548 0.07 300,05716.49
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,836,332 0.58 2,589,6689.52
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 101,949,494 20.98 89,272,31014.20
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 176,849,022 36.40 343,156,409-48.46
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 599,986 0.12 158,273279.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,307,876 0.48 3,835,753-39.83
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 15,447,090 3.18 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,324,632 1.30 2,802,062125.71
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 30 0.00 382-92.15
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 5,725,954 1.18 5,991,841-4.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,191,765 0.25 1,456,416-18.17
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 145,492 0.03 118,31822.97
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 50-100.00
SS Classified 0 0.00 580-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia