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Russian trade in goods with Finland in Q1 2020

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 the first quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Finland

In the 1st quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Finland was $3,092,171,265, down 1.61% ($50,446,804) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Finland in the 1st quarter of 2020 were $2,475,084,150, down 1.10% ($27,566,337) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Finland in the 1st quarter of 2020 were $617,087,115, down 3.58% ($22,880,467) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Finland in the 1st quarter of 2020 was $1,857,997,035, a 0.25% decrease ($4,685,870) over the 1st quarter of 2019.

Finland was Russia’s 14th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2020 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 2.1755% of Russia’s total trade (up from 1.9963% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Finland was Russia’s 12th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2020 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 2.7816% of Russia’s total exports (up from 2.3976% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Finland was Russia’s 20th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 19th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 1.1609% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.2065% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Finland

The major share of Russian exports to Finland in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 68.21% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (70.24% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.85% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (8.83% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.69% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (13.20% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.27% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (5.39% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.61% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (1.09% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Finland in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $122,270,138.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Finland in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $40,780,354;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $31,207,354;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $28,807,566;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $16,598,335;
  • 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 $9,310,725;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $7,564,936;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $7,466,441.
Russia’s exports to Finland in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,362,269 0.06 1,870,979-27.19
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 62-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,262,939 0.05 766,60764.74
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 182,686 0.01 70,212160.19
10 Cereals 0 0.00 647,149-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 9,088 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 570,206 0.02 1,131,591-49.61
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 18,896-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 86,174-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 132,749-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 18,906 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 15,677 0.00 25,576-38.70
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 21,429 0.00 55,343-61.28
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,659,013 0.11 1,977,93134.43
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 10,433,856 0.42 6,121,16570.46
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 980,954 0.04 963,4581.82
26 Ores, slag and ash 12,648,447 0.51 53,428,801-76.33
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,674,544,876 67.66 1,703,352,442-1.69
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 24,429,002 0.99 31,895,443-23.41
29 Organic chemicals 137,420,290 5.55 168,627,644-18.51
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,303,244 0.05 1,354,622-3.79
31 Fertilizers 93,045,163 3.76 100,610,099-7.52
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 32,813 0.00 159,884-79.48
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 44,463 0.00 61,175-27.32
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 708,587 0.03 57,4751,132.86
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 120 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,363,656 0.06 1,551,259-12.09
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,345,967 0.38 10,075,662-7.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,824,027 0.15 3,009,77227.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17,717,037 0.72 12,889,27337.46
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 251,198 0.01 247,1851.62
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 138,549 0.01 206,786-33.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,715,225 0.15 4,352,653-14.64
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 120,132,294 4.85 125,226,122-4.07
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 761 0.00 53342.78
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 765,640 0.03 3,113,879-75.41
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,333,921 0.34 6,364,81530.94
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,108,884 0.04 256,343332.58
55 Man-made staple fibers 358 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 22,039 0.00 27,918-21.06
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 2,892-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 547 0.00 18,695-97.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 23,691 0.00 181,896-86.98
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 306,586 0.01 7,8673,797.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12,836 0.00 1,819605.66
65 Headgear and parts thereof 32 0.00 1,214-97.36
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 970 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,963,297 0.24 6,095,102-2.16
69 Ceramic products 162,784 0.01 196,850-17.31
70 Glass and glassware 5,599,556 0.23 5,440,8382.92
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7 0.00 9-22.22
72 Iron and steel 20,499,133 0.83 27,866,467-26.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,494,635 0.42 9,381,52711.86
74 Copper and articles thereof 9,163,054 0.37 25,761,389-64.43
75 Nickel and articles thereof 269,034,868 10.87 146,764,73083.31
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,718,757 0.35 10,927,688-20.21
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 14,892-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 181,264 0.01 183,805-1.38
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 12,959 0.00 54,864-76.38
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,049,887 0.24 6,230,161-2.89
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 5,699,460 0.23 15,010,185-62.03
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 32,481 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,174,113 0.13 4,504,821-29.54
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 84,853 0.00 990,490-91.43
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 144,134 0.01 537,645-73.19
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 525 0.00 0
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 241,928 0.01 288,541-16.15
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,028,812 0.04 1,424,324-27.77
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 39,397 0.00 2,9931,216.30
SS Classified 0 0.00 21 106-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Finland

The major share of Russian imports from Finland in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.36% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (43.45% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.98% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (20.34% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 19.22% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (6.90% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 18.84% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (17.17% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.81% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (6.02% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.39% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (3.44% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Finland in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $75,805,529;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $9,587,147;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $6,258,536;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $6,157,059;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $5,692,431;
  • 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) - an increase of $3,132,365.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Finland in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $69,060,719;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $41,531,488;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $6,117,177;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3,672,323;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $2,656,735;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2,311,462.
Russia’s imports from Finland in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
01 Live animals 21,058 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 439,308 0.07 365,59920.16
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 637,200 0.10 1,507,657-57.74
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 129,521 0.02 346,277-62.60
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 231,887 0.04 1,910,196-87.86
10 Cereals 12,586 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,400,089 0.55 2,614,51730.05
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,797 0.00 3,637-23.10
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 28,470-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 336 0.00 22152.04
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 156,145 0.03 124,63525.28
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 210,094 0.03 34,509508.81
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 528,555 0.09 498,1136.11
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,336,323 0.38 1,821,95328.23
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,543,229 0.57 3,948,105-10.25
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 493,824 0.08 427,34915.56
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,301,519 0.21 1,501,564-13.32
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,353,375 0.87 5,592,936-4.28
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,149,335 0.35 1,286,15167.11
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10,813,435 1.75 1,226,288781.80
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 43,538,939 7.06 37,280,40316.79
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 14,269,009 2.31 14,076,8581.37
29 Organic chemicals 1,789,196 0.29 2,306,984-22.44
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,806,258 0.94 11,923,435-51.30
31 Fertilizers 254,505 0.04 710,701-64.19
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 18,579,669 3.01 12,887,23844.17
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,377,134 0.22 1,411,554-2.44
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 15,583,327 2.53 12,450,96225.16
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,322,564 0.70 3,767,58114.73
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 658-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,516,418 1.22 8,501,488-11.59
39 Plastics and articles thereof 51,639,755 8.37 53,951,217-4.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,300,341 1.35 8,169,2581.60
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 51,260 0.01 102,928-50.20
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,110,117 0.18 3,766,852-70.53
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,361,573 0.22 1,255,6858.43
45 Cork and articles of cork 19,284 0.00 5,404256.85
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,760 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 8,232,895 1.33 7,330,13112.32
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 105,524,958 17.10 99,367,8996.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,113,020 0.18 1,918,801-41.99
52 Cotton 0 0.00 3,069-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 7,132-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 22,937 0.00 22,7860.66
55 Man-made staple fibers 218 0.00 2,457-91.13
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,412,539 0.23 68,7671,954.09
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 77,409 0.01 38,049103.45
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 121,467 0.02 147,186-17.47
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 988,575 0.16 722,26536.87
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 19,151 0.00 34,734-44.86
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 131,310 0.02 208,225-36.94
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 134,730 0.02 1,041,312-87.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 331,728 0.05 140,417136.24
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 243,251 0.04 119,793103.06
65 Headgear and parts thereof 127,399 0.02 128,561-0.90
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 2,130-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,655 0.00 570365.79
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,803,676 0.62 2,996,71526.93
69 Ceramic products 154,081 0.02 427,944-64.00
70 Glass and glassware 622,813 0.10 696,269-10.55
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,404 0.00 255,516.00
72 Iron and steel 17,299,504 2.80 17,243,8420.32
73 Articles of iron or steel 13,076,963 2.12 12,282,2086.47
74 Copper and articles thereof 78,276,021 12.68 2,470,4923,068.44
75 Nickel and articles thereof 26,171 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,072,444 0.98 7,525,171-19.30
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 31,373-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 51,006 0.01 100,662-49.33
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,389 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 31,024 0.01 138,599-77.62
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,555,720 0.41 2,976,674-14.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,235,705 0.20 1,391,639-11.21
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 84,507,142 13.69 153,567,861-44.97
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 39,932,166 6.47 41,281,472-3.27
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 5,543 0.00 760,502-99.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 27,944,180 4.53 69,475,668-59.78
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,449,744 0.23 528,476174.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,798,327 1.43 12,470,650-29.45
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 102,608 0.02 256,753-60.04
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 3,927,317 0.64 4,832,901-18.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 906,997 0.15 1,077,092-15.79
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 149,535 0.02 183,489-18.50
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 257,802 0.04 0
SS Classified 130,866 0.02 139 438-6.15
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia