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

Russia’s Trade with Finland

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Finland was $13,564,487,777, down 8.05% ($1,187,668,606) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Finland in 2019 were $10,080,744,018, down 11.36% ($1,291,861,372) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Finland in 2019 totaled $3,483,743,759, up 3.08% ($104,192,766) from 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Finland in 2019 was $6,597,000,259, a 17.47% decrease ($1,396,054,138) over 2018.

Finland was Russia’s 14th largest trading partner in 2019 (just as in 2018), accounting for 2.0350% of Russia’s total trade (down from 2.1439% in 2018).

Finland was Russia’s 13th largest export market in 2019 (down from 12th in 2018), accounting for 2.3844% of Russia’s total exports (down from 2.5274% in 2018).

Finland was Russia’s 18th largest supplier in 2019 (just as in 2018), accounting for 1.4290% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.4191% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Finland

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 66.90% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (63.75% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.35% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (13.44% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.48% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (14.12% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.62% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (5.05% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.34% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (2.02% in 2018).

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

  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $145,412,265;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $82,601,559.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Finland 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 $588,814,998;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $585,434,922;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $223,190,510;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $63,096,945.
Russia’s exports to Finland in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 112 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,579,690 0.03 3,015,173-14.44
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8,708 0.00 14,799-41.16
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 17 0.00 61-72.13
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 81,793 0.00 84,759-3.50
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 62 0.00 181-65.75
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,068,968 0.05 4,674,4868.44
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 88,335 0.00 10,955706.34
10 Cereals 1,536,535 0.02 3,409,828-54.94
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 21,423 0.00 50,133-57.27
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 169,353 0.00 255,056-33.60
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 28,494 0.00 69,616-59.07
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,131,591 0.01 1,035,4969.28
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 34,498 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 86,173 0.00 564,726-84.74
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 132,749 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 47,620 0.00 39,53120.46
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 74,135 0.00 8,227801.12
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 200,488 0.00 167,88219.42
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 21,852,202 0.22 23,554,623-7.23
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 29,508,322 0.29 34,560,558-14.62
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,197,370 0.04 3,733,32312.43
26 Ores, slag and ash 182,915,727 1.81 100,314,16882.34
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,556,835,913 65.04 7,145,650,911-8.24
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 109,418,213 1.09 85,254,58328.34
29 Organic chemicals 722,065,222 7.16 945,255,732-23.61
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,062,437 0.04 5,822,305-30.23
31 Fertilizers 378,072,202 3.75 359,022,9295.31
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 212,303 0.00 63,736233.10
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 262,004 0.00 229,96713.93
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 1,273,261 0.01 3,515,267-63.78
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 591-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 5,227,820 0.05 6,544,947-20.12
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 1,482-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 34,052,076 0.34 25,973,59031.10
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,482,582 0.13 15,138,096-10.94
40 Rubber and articles thereof 78,093,284 0.77 81,802,311-4.53
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 525,946 0.01 580,229-9.36
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 590,519 0.01 484,66421.84
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 11,359,025 0.11 11,732,959-3.19
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 525,475,462 5.21 536,374,905-2.03
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 7,489 0.00 12,378-39.50
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 10,287,693 0.10 8,488,49621.20
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 27,910,095 0.28 29,703,868-6.04
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,578,527 0.03 130,8521,870.57
52 Cotton 17,820 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 24,131 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 6 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 918 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 111,759 0.00 102,1959.36
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 33,498 0.00 7478,442.86
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 264,579 0.00 309,697-14.57
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 68,666 0.00 150,590-54.40
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 232,841 0.00 627,949-62.92
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 418,768 0.00 67,394521.37
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 27,841 0.00 19,21344.91
65 Headgear and parts thereof 15,253 0.00 3,741307.73
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 119-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 6,681 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 25,439,730 0.25 27,255,047-6.66
69 Ceramic products 635,730 0.01 708,892-10.32
70 Glass and glassware 21,683,525 0.22 21,102,6692.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,605 0.00 91,364-93.87
72 Iron and steel 87,365,978 0.87 92,846,459-5.90
73 Articles of iron or steel 40,263,750 0.40 625,698,672-93.56
74 Copper and articles thereof 40,836,787 0.41 20,740,77396.89
75 Nickel and articles thereof 940,572,594 9.33 795,160,32918.29
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 42,663,221 0.42 56,997,497-25.15
80 Tin and articles thereof 129 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,046,798 0.04 13,376,881-69.75
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,049,287 0.01 843,43824.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 530,776 0.01 150,840251.88
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 47,595,560 0.47 66,051,932-27.94
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 33,683,325 0.33 42,804,971-21.31
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 121,997 0.00 26,595358.72
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 26,179,745 0.26 30,363,433-13.78
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 26,427,416 0.26 89,524,361-70.48
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,454,111 0.01 853,23070.42
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 205 0.00 31,268-99.34
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,938 0.00 4,549-35.41
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 2,252,672 0.02 2,105,7466.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,986,918 0.05 5,740,001-13.12
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 84,138 0.00 97,220-13.46
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 27,365 0.00 16,38766.99
SS Classified 54,519 0.00 41 383 552-99.87

Russia’s Imports from Finland

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 38.86% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (46.42% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.82% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (18.95% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 16.13% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (6.49% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 14.85% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (15.13% in 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.92% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (6.01% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.29% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (3.29% in 2018).

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $324,153,832;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $47,990,169;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $26,106,878;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $23,786,991;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $15,851,000;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $12,910,054;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $12,087,121.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $147,296,949;
  • 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 $88,322,402;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $25,814,414;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $23,042,894;
  • 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 $14,368,237;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $13,630,821;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $13,401,707.
Russia’s imports from Finland in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 198,872 0.01 376,085-47.12
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,220,556 0.04 1,270,878-3.96
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,690,807 0.05 1,576,3767.26
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 44,145 0.00 69,238-36.24
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,641,990 0.05 2,491,130-34.09
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 957,958 0.03 1,162,361-17.59
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,182,159 0.12 2,200,77590.03
10 Cereals 9,641 0.00 1,169724.72
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 10,557,297 0.30 13,158,356-19.77
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 20,442 0.00 19,5944.33
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 28,984 0.00 18,68755.10
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,408 0.00 1,894-25.66
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 680,406 0.02 938,809-27.52
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 230,549 0.01 918,856-74.91
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,501,654 0.07 2,274,19710.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7,463,740 0.21 6,345,18417.63
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 17,192,936 0.49 17,708,400-2.91
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,975,432 0.06 2,524,465-21.75
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,734,177 0.16 8,416,327-31.87
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 28,430,828 0.82 28,386,8480.15
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 29,724,100 0.85 21,252,72439.86
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 33,146,173 0.95 7,039,295370.87
26 Ores, slag and ash 31,619 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 173,174,812 4.97 196,217,706-11.74
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 58,066,548 1.67 61,275,267-5.24
29 Organic chemicals 17,683,284 0.51 31,084,991-43.11
30 Pharmaceutical products 79,511,376 2.28 67,424,25517.93
31 Fertilizers 2,526,759 0.07 1,230,713105.31
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 74,013,563 2.12 61,103,50921.13
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,728,120 0.22 9,626,523-19.72
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 58,496,556 1.68 72,864,793-19.72
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 18,368,615 0.53 17,627,4684.20
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 53,839 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,745 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 33,872,675 0.97 34,633,690-2.20
39 Plastics and articles thereof 231,886,426 6.66 242,238,811-4.27
40 Rubber and articles thereof 38,674,425 1.11 41,392,300-6.57
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 245,927 0.01 380,373-35.35
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 17,016,046 0.49 21,102,894-19.37
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,952,772 0.20 7,905,163-12.05
45 Cork and articles of cork 30,388 0.00 25,07121.21
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3,532 0.00 87,191-95.95
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 40,514,442 1.16 16,727,451142.20
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 461,427,393 13.25 475,058,214-2.87
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8,405,857 0.24 11,355,210-25.97
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 6,903 0.00 8,342-17.25
52 Cotton 12,297 0.00 7,84056.85
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 15,164 0.00 13511,132.59
54 Man-made filaments 58,507 0.00 23,132152.93
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,760 0.00 32,533-88.44
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,316,551 0.04 1,272,7513.44
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 305,370 0.01 136,899123.06
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 629,618 0.02 474,36732.73
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5,092,994 0.15 4,858,4164.83
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 561,788 0.02 921,047-39.01
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,104,494 0.03 1,273,215-13.25
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8,186,161 0.23 10,325,894-20.72
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,141,644 0.03 989,83315.34
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9,161,846 0.26 9,901,494-7.47
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,452,456 0.04 1,702,155-14.67
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 4,203 0.00 6,725-37.50
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 6,801 0.00 19,180-64.54
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 22,670,256 0.65 22,649,5510.09
69 Ceramic products 1,055,160 0.03 1,529,119-31.00
70 Glass and glassware 3,996,282 0.11 5,678,556-29.63
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 25 0.00 880-97.16
72 Iron and steel 71,599,834 2.06 62,707,64714.18
73 Articles of iron or steel 399,513,574 11.47 75,359,742430.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 32,664,322 0.94 16,813,32294.28
75 Nickel and articles thereof 40,122 0.00 33,90218.35
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 37,838,568 1.09 42,095,539-10.11
78 Lead and articles thereof 31,373 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 265,261 0.01 483,356-45.12
80 Tin and articles thereof 3,880 0.00 5,663-31.49
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 912,418 0.03 864,9175.49
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13,117,670 0.38 12,951,0971.29
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,074,980 0.17 8,026,967-24.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 718,517,509 20.62 744,331,923-3.47
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 208,924,080 6.00 297,246,482-29.71
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 2,802,701 0.08 959,420192.12
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 338,218,418 9.71 290,228,24916.54
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 20,743,681 0.60 168,040,630-87.66
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 64,686,016 1.86 68,059,153-4.96
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,492,950 0.04 1,593,873-6.33
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 24,384,420 0.70 31,000,306-21.34
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,262,495 0.21 8,165,530-11.06
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 775,516 0.02 906,941-14.49
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 26,189 0.00 9,634171.84
SS Classified 743,529 0.02 341 395117.79
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia