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

Russia’s Trade with Latvia

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Latvia totaled $5,555,424,894, up 6.99% ($362,903,624) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Latvia in 2019 totaled $5,088,490,412, up 7.99% ($376,541,826) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Latvia in 2019 were $466,934,482, down 2.84% ($13,638,202) from 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Latvia in 2019 was $4,621,555,930, a 9.22% increase ($390,180,028) over 2018.

Latvia was Russia’s 25th largest trading partner in 2019 (up from 29th in 2018), accounting for 0.8334% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.7546% in 2018).

Latvia was Russia’s 19th largest export market in 2019 (up from 23rd in 2018), accounting for 1.2036% of Russia’s total exports (up from 1.0472% in 2018).

Latvia was Russia’s 58th largest supplier in 2019 (down from 57th in 2018), accounting for 0.1915% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2018% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Latvia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 72.74% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (67.54% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.07% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (11.41% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.51% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (6.52% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.25% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (8.04% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.62% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (3.56% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.84% of Russia’s total exports to Latvia (1.81% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Latvia 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 $518,613,988;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $50,224,238.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $169,449,245;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $48,029,134;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $33,318,869.
Russia’s exports to Latvia in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 12,797 0.00 40,174-68.15
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 80,544 0.00 26,136208.17
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 233,972 0.00 64,512262.68
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,264 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,288,662 0.10 16,170,386-67.29
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 755,717 0.01 1,614,562-53.19
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,801,421 0.06 2,471,82113.33
10 Cereals 133,381,363 2.62 302,830,608-55.96
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 11,210,041 0.22 687,5491,530.44
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,403,334 0.15 12,000,731-38.31
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,895 0.00 2,7306.04
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 8,742,488 0.17 4,862,19479.81
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 46,492,628 0.91 51,345,160-9.45
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 704,959 0.01 944,035-25.32
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,761,971 0.03 2,194,771-19.72
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,387,571 0.03 1,441,464-3.74
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,690,288 0.03 1,964,335-13.95
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,724,812 0.09 3,541,10933.43
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 36,921,511 0.73 38,886,122-5.05
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 146,914,814 2.89 96,690,57651.94
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 61,533 0.00 3,3701,725.91
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 764,456 0.02 604,97926.36
26 Ores, slag and ash 76,976 0.00 36,280112.17
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,700,597,816 72.72 3,181,983,82816.30
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 24,916,039 0.49 15,701,14158.69
29 Organic chemicals 41,781,723 0.82 39,788,5455.01
30 Pharmaceutical products 26,564,588 0.52 23,584,70312.63
31 Fertilizers 157,952,074 3.10 154,209,7502.43
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 879,016 0.02 554,64258.48
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 15,575,907 0.31 13,491,20215.45
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 12,042,364 0.24 22,409,354-46.26
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 522,651 0.01 146,909255.77
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 133,681 0.00 117,08114.18
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 5,969-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 19,219,587 0.38 14,416,33933.32
39 Plastics and articles thereof 22,087,308 0.43 15,049,69546.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,679,455 0.19 7,761,85024.71
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 12,344 0.00 9,29832.76
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 310,716 0.01 166,04087.13
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 521 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 96,973,397 1.91 130,292,266-25.57
45 Cork and articles of cork 3,626 0.00 6,700-45.88
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,178 0.00 84040.24
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 12,675,731 0.25 13,251,581-4.35
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 18,249,866 0.36 19,532,701-6.57
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,415,541 0.11 4,860,59711.42
50 Silk 125 0.00 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 4,091 0.00 3710,956.76
52 Cotton 381,908 0.01 220,23173.41
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 682,043 0.01 350,64894.51
54 Man-made filaments 107,553 0.00 65,18365.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 16,733 0.00 20,868-19.82
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 749,539 0.01 1,203,979-37.74
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 7,902 0.00 20,526-61.50
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 52,307 0.00 38,60635.49
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 71,258 0.00 89,619-20.49
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4,664 0.00 61,631-92.43
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 824,227 0.02 1,050,290-21.52
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,924,388 0.06 2,299,10527.20
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 525,539 0.01 360,42545.81
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 702,707 0.01 320,346119.36
65 Headgear and parts thereof 52,399 0.00 52,1010.57
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,843 0.00 8,507-78.34
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 23,678 0.00 22,1516.89
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 11,734,546 0.23 9,615,40622.04
69 Ceramic products 8,432,263 0.17 7,565,26711.46
70 Glass and glassware 7,191,506 0.14 7,454,331-3.53
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 13,137,632 0.26 9,784,02034.28
72 Iron and steel 274,736,560 5.40 322,765,694-14.88
73 Articles of iron or steel 36,937,952 0.73 45,667,455-19.12
74 Copper and articles thereof 718,480 0.01 2,811,026-74.44
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,726,719 0.03 2,025,903-14.77
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,451,120 0.03 2,480,692-41.50
78 Lead and articles thereof 102,788 0.00 25,957295.99
79 Zinc and articles thereof 251,393 0.00 6,6153,700.35
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,499-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 528,593 0.01 1,887,298-71.99
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 419,104 0.01 370,41213.15
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 959,902 0.02 753,55727.38
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 26,353,615 0.52 22,815,25615.51
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 17,817,391 0.35 16,703,7376.67
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 5,499,734 0.11 4,118,67733.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 28,246,884 0.56 30,764,307-8.18
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 11,054,906 0.22 6,586,19267.85
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,660,028 0.09 4,506,5153.41
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 29,036 0.00 3,307778.02
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 201 0.00 1,070-81.21
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 5,409,306 0.11 4,930,7659.71
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,680,681 0.03 1,347,58424.72
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,920,875 0.04 956,431100.84
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,123 0.00 15,077-85.92
SS Classified 43,341,024 0.85 4 034 648974.22

Russia’s Imports from Latvia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 37.68% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (41.21% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 30.36% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (28.31% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.62% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (8.89% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.71% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (5.26% in 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.34% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (5.74% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.22% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (5.55% in 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.11% of Russia’s total imports from Latvia (1.59% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Latvia 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) - an increase of $15,090,561;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $13,193,413;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $7,407,823;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $4,053,840;
  • 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 $2,186,829;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $2,038,234.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $34,139,113;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $6,973,528;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $4,249,920;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2,089,285;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $2,059,176;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1,486,882;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1,440,669;
  • 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 $1,419,619.
Russia’s imports from Latvia in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 125,966 0.03 89,75940.34
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 8,657,458 1.85 8,171,0295.95
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,263 0.00 1,470-14.08
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 379,292 0.08 637,333-40.49
10 Cereals 1,282,778 0.27 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 425,446 0.09 1,307,908-67.47
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 819,368 0.18 443,48184.76
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 219 0.00 519-57.80
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 22,430-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,795,262 0.38 887,762102.22
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 155,276 0.03 150,7403.01
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,179,887 1.11 6,507,183-20.40
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 721,719 0.15 847,504-14.84
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,717,535 0.58 4,158,204-34.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,191,655 0.68 3,504,768-8.93
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,485,627 2.46 11,894,505-3.44
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,138,926 0.67 3,986,979-21.27
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 176,374 0.04 127,78238.03
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,243 0.00 0
26 Ores, slag and ash 147,698 0.03 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 699,588 0.15 1,313,153-46.72
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,505,908 0.32 1,035,64845.41
29 Organic chemicals 8,094,925 1.73 9,001,188-10.07
30 Pharmaceutical products 86,146,125 18.45 78,738,3029.41
31 Fertilizers 10,060 0.00 30,879-67.42
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,980,443 1.07 4,359,27514.25
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,306,164 1.35 6,771,523-6.87
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 2,435,709 0.52 3,855,328-36.82
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 106,756 0.02 249,965-57.29
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 126,859 0.03 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,900,053 0.84 4,702,362-17.06
39 Plastics and articles thereof 26,668,154 5.71 26,356,6751.18
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,464,393 0.31 951,74153.86
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 11,398 0.00 22,682-49.75
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4,118 0.00 23,365-82.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,918,282 0.41 4,007,567-52.13
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 392,206 0.08 10,3543,687.97
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 25,321,519 5.42 12,128,106108.78
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8,355,949 1.79 9,153,087-8.71
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 14,146 0.00 55,663-74.59
52 Cotton 1,554,574 0.33 395,881292.69
54 Man-made filaments 252,325 0.05 180,27039.97
55 Man-made staple fibers 826,864 0.18 673,76322.72
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,524,131 0.54 4,583,307-44.93
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 11,102 0.00 1786,137.08
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,967,571 0.42 1,425,58438.02
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 129,474 0.03 100,54228.78
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3,920,685 0.84 4,568,056-14.17
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,355,855 0.72 4,752,059-29.38
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,783,522 1.24 7,270,404-20.45
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,523,969 0.97 3,512,12628.81
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 14,848 0.00 22,322-33.48
65 Headgear and parts thereof 34,790 0.01 15,537123.92
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 26,325 0.01 23,71111.02
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 4,150-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 369,142 0.08 452,090-18.35
69 Ceramic products 1,441,246 0.31 1,385,0804.06
70 Glass and glassware 3,008,291 0.64 3,971,217-24.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9,839,211 2.11 7,652,38228.58
72 Iron and steel 2,431,659 0.52 9,405,187-74.15
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,785,086 1.88 9,777,777-10.15
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,433,430 0.74 1,395,196146.09
75 Nickel and articles thereof 484 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 380,890 0.08 481,024-20.82
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 7,563-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,951-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 100,236 0.02 40,729146.10
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,471,336 0.32 1,850,200-20.48
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7,765,532 1.66 3,711,692109.22
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 61,648,390 13.20 95,787,503-35.64
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 103,163,240 22.09 88,072,67917.13
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 1,996,550 0.43 906,953120.14
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,979,239 1.07 5,775,945-13.79
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 466,583 0.10 4,716,503-90.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,684,089 0.79 2,772,40932.88
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 15,789 0.00 3,000426.30
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 4,524,539 0.97 4,684,239-3.41
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 992,101 0.21 913,0008.66
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,468,036 0.31 1,476,730-0.59
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,149,229 0.25 2,282,640-49.65
SS Classified 23,372 0.01 14 88657.01
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia