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Russian trade in goods with Finland in Q2 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 second quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Finland

In the 2nd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Finland was $1,902,802,374, down 48.84% ($1,816,699,665) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2020 were $1,247,194,198, down 55.02% ($1,525,695,494) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2020 were $655,608,176, down 30.74% ($291,004,171) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2020 was $591,586,022, a 67.61% decrease ($1,234,691,323) over the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Finland was Russia’s 14th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (down from 11th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 1.5596% of Russia’s total trade (down from 2.3234% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Finland was Russia’s 14th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (down from 11th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 1.7838% of Russia’s total exports (down from 2.7519% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Finland was Russia’s 19th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (down from 15th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 1.2586% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.5957% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Finland

The major share of Russian exports to Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 56.03% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (66.75% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.93% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (13.20% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 10.89% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (4.95% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.22% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (11.86% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.44% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (1.76% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.44% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (0.69% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 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 $1,154,049,392;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $246,030,210;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $59,774,474;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $30,722,932;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $6,163,883;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $5,746,480;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $5,515,014;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $5,489,898;
  • 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 $5,142,482;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $4,044,884;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $4,010,346.
Russia’s exports to Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
01 Live animals 927 0.00 112727.68
02 Meat and edible meat offal 79,799 0.01 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,079 0.00 81,793-96.24
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,064,152 0.17 261,731688.65
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 208,058 0.02 9,9391,993.35
10 Cereals 460,716 0.04 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 19,343-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 94,431 0.01 75,51225.05
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 220 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 935,511 0.08 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 37,312 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,748 0.00 27,983-86.61
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 28,524 0.00 5,968377.95
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 41,904 0.00 58,579-28.47
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,314,738 0.51 6,835,212-7.61
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 7,656,494 0.61 11,666,840-34.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,584,946 0.13 1,174,80534.91
26 Ores, slag and ash 16,980,890 1.36 15,300,24410.98
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 680,254,955 54.54 1,834,304,347-62.91
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 21,324,347 1.71 26,466,829-19.43
29 Organic chemicals 142,756,698 11.45 202,531,172-29.51
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,042,727 0.16 841,369142.79
31 Fertilizers 71,018,647 5.69 101,741,579-30.20
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 302,779 0.02 12,4982,322.62
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 46,918 0.00 69,403-32.40
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 575,724 0.05 6,5848,644.29
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,114,321 0.09 1,215,778-8.35
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,635,896 0.45 9,680,780-41.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,850,028 0.23 4,448,168-35.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,351,402 1.07 19,097,882-30.09
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 83,933 0.01 222,289-62.24
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 121,676 0.01 179,327-32.15
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 5,515,014-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 124,532,062 9.98 128,043,398-2.74
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,834 0.00 2,613-29.81
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 822,610 0.07 2,003,213-58.94
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,178,957 0.66 6,839,75619.58
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,276,723 0.18 501,151354.30
52 Cotton 11,634 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3,175 0.00 24,131-86.84
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 6-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 702 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 36,215 0.00 24,68746.70
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 305 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 17,177 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,583 0.00 2,20816.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 212 0.00 40,631-99.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 335,860 0.03 9,7493,345.07
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 11,904-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 529-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 3,831-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,268,047 0.50 7,694,223-18.54
69 Ceramic products 186,997 0.01 150,28124.43
70 Glass and glassware 4,446,395 0.36 5,717,005-22.23
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 224-100.00
72 Iron and steel 25,499,771 2.04 23,849,2176.92
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,360,167 0.83 12,334,479-16.01
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,765,119 0.30 9,255,017-59.32
75 Nickel and articles thereof 26,012,470 2.09 272,042,680-90.44
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11,728,154 0.94 10,999,0866.63
79 Zinc and articles thereof 76 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 118,270 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 27,957 0.00 233,736-88.04
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,494 0.00 168,331-98.52
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 33,254,402 2.67 31,924,6044.17
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 5,851,104 0.47 6,914,811-15.38
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 102,105 0.01 111,055-8.06
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,206,955 0.26 9,370,838-65.78
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 297,865 0.02 341,447-12.76
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 189,521 0.02 259,311-26.91
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 45 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 544 0.00 2,666-79.59
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 484,339 0.04 834,199-41.94
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,174,309 0.09 1,315,738-10.75
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,693 0.00 10,345-83.63
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 11,335 0.00 1,248808.25
SS Classified 8,515 0.00 2643,125.38

Russia’s Imports from Finland

The major share of Russian imports from Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 33.40% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (37.14% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 24.02% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (16.93% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.27% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (21.87% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 14.52% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (13.38% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.52% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (4.84% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.54% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (3.24% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $53,140,567;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $11,338,010;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $4,622,665.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $147,638,085;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $59,450,691;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $48,545,512;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $27,424,017;
  • 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 $19,230,067;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $8,694,490;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $6,768,140;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $5,818,704;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $4,919,187;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $4,682,858;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $3,827,359;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $3,603,203;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $3,589,055;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2,961,759;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $2,451,250;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $2,251,113.
Russia’s imports from Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,230,213 0.19 988,08124.51
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 464,430 0.07 480,930-3.43
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9,738 0.00 7,11036.96
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 12,674 0.00 132,902-90.46
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 213,649 0.03 611,681-65.07
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 497,836 0.08 1,071,854-53.55
10 Cereals 797 0.00 9,641-91.73
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,249,540 0.34 2,392,184-5.96
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,233 0.00 5,065-55.91
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,481 0.00 1,18624.87
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 239,481 0.04 208,25614.99
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 417,718 0.06 648,644-35.60
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 427,270 0.07 1,218,950-64.95
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,591,611 0.40 4,007,783-35.34
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 400,460 0.06 581,715-31.16
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,193,905 0.33 1,348,91362.64
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,709,716 0.41 6,298,771-56.98
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 9,555,360 1.46 10,626,912-10.08
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,623,101 0.40 1,637,81860.16
26 Ores, slag and ash 4,622,665 0.71 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 35,508,304 5.42 44,202,794-19.67
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 15,328,348 2.34 14,526,0735.52
29 Organic chemicals 2,875,416 0.44 5,837,175-50.74
30 Pharmaceutical products 31,339,648 4.78 20,001,63856.69
31 Fertilizers 635,527 0.10 814,954-22.02
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 19,613,931 2.99 23,441,290-16.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 973,144 0.15 2,132,782-54.37
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 13,150,353 2.01 14,822,614-11.28
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6,385,977 0.97 4,581,19639.40
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 875 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,206,762 1.10 7,350,294-1.95
39 Plastics and articles thereof 52,288,799 7.98 57,207,986-8.60
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,683,627 1.17 9,561,454-19.64
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 84,702 0.01 52,99059.85
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 225,890 0.03 3,829,093-94.10
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,781,743 0.27 1,864,874-4.46
45 Cork and articles of cork 15,429 0.00 8,12289.97
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 2,768-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,508,464 0.99 8,959,714-27.36
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 86,299,965 13.16 113,723,982-24.11
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 556,962 0.08 2,088,845-73.34
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 4,456 0.00 0
52 Cotton 360 0.00 729-50.62
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 8,031-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 9,235 0.00 11,051-16.43
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,708 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,751,194 0.27 582,170200.80
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 31,442 0.00 26,83417.17
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 142,889 0.02 145,533-1.82
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,496,469 0.23 1,970,088-24.04
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 470,749 0.07 351,74033.83
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 107,649 0.02 263,094-59.08
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 191,243 0.03 1,649,959-88.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 329,241 0.05 489,982-32.81
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 267,392 0.04 355,912-24.87
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10,210 0.00 23,740-56.99
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3,855 0.00 2,75939.72
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,894,506 0.59 6,145,619-36.63
69 Ceramic products 265,285 0.04 193,87936.83
70 Glass and glassware 1,317,372 0.20 1,051,44825.29
72 Iron and steel 16,600,098 2.53 21,282,956-22.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 15,110,739 2.30 162,748,824-90.72
74 Copper and articles thereof 57,921,682 8.83 4,781,1151,111.47
75 Nickel and articles thereof 66,913 0.01 8,096726.49
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,733,819 1.03 13,501,959-50.13
79 Zinc and articles thereof 30,507 0.00 88,496-65.53
80 Tin and articles thereof 916 0.00 2,086-56.09
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,276 0.00 302,373-98.26
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,422,955 0.37 2,918,125-16.97
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,240,907 0.19 1,398,042-11.24
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 144,012,797 21.97 203,463,488-29.22
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 42,849,927 6.54 62,079,994-30.98
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 2,152,409 0.33 1,683,34427.87
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16,923,529 2.58 65,469,041-74.15
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,038,085 0.31 2,077,532-1.90
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,967,973 1.67 16,786,677-34.66
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 190,319 0.03 284,075-33.00
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 5,322,390 0.81 5,145,1863.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,235,386 0.19 1,713,431-27.90
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 201,593 0.03 214,975-6.22
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 85,582 0.01 9,712781.20
SS Classified 270,375 0.04 91 218196.41
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia