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

Russia’s Trade with Switzerland

In the 2nd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Switzerland was $1,312,751,741, down 21.77% ($365,397,370) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 2nd quarter of 2020 were $730,368,530, down 33.39% ($366,041,843) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 2nd quarter of 2020 totaled $582,383,211, up 0.11% ($644,473) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Switzerland in the 2nd quarter of 2020 was $147,985,319, a 71.25% decrease ($366,686,316) over the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Switzerland was Russia’s 19th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 1.0760% of Russia’s total trade (up from 1.0483% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Switzerland was Russia’s 20th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 22nd in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 1.0446% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.0881% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Switzerland was Russia’s 20th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 23rd in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 1.1181% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.9806% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Switzerland

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 63.03% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (5.52% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.63% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (42.82% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.84% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (46.84% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.04% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (3.64% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.85% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (0.45% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

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

  • 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 $399,770,428;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $28,013,696;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $16,073,256;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $12,552,211;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $12,247,397;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $4,334,624.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Switzerland 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 $443,158,468;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $245,511,169;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $99,352,104;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $44,412,670.
Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
01 Live animals 8,473 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 413,026 0.06 1,215,432-66.02
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 11,867-100.00
10 Cereals 28,013,696 3.84 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 29,986 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 250,144 0.03 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 100,477 0.01 87,35315.02
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 78 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 17,178 0.00 7,324134.54
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 116,699 0.02 59,71195.44
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 30,341 0.00 24,99021.41
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,334,624 0.59 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,107,028 0.29 3,534,953-40.39
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 17,107 0.00 1799,456.98
26 Ores, slag and ash 16,073,256 2.20 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 70,395,840 9.64 513,554,308-86.29
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 62,871 0.01 227,156-72.32
29 Organic chemicals 741,281 0.10 2,452,169-69.77
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,967 0.00 127,896-89.86
31 Fertilizers 40,794,317 5.59 28,546,92042.90
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,098 0.00 381,939-98.93
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 115,582 0.02 60,79690.11
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 56,764 0.01 3,8121,389.09
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 81 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 21,956 0.00 61,501-64.30
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,898,039 0.94 5,378,77628.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,703,334 0.37 2,703,2780.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,999 0.00 1,87859.69
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 802,033 0.11 544,26647.36
45 Cork and articles of cork 142 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 24,105 0.00 103,885-76.80
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 854 0.00 10,554-91.91
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 15,083 0.00 49,160-69.32
54 Man-made filaments 100 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 663,309 0.09 1,919,427-65.44
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 60-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 572 0.00 115,100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 5,201 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,498 0.00 14,273-82.50
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12,556 0.00 101,162-87.59
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 45 0.00 7,870-99.43
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 456-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 383-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 150-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 56,678 0.01 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12,722 0.00 241,832-94.74
69 Ceramic products 59,378 0.01 5,500979.60
70 Glass and glassware 39,951 0.01 131,903-69.71
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 460,344,532 63.03 60,574,104659.97
72 Iron and steel 1,455,229 0.20 2,827,849-48.54
73 Articles of iron or steel 111,453 0.02 478,214-76.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 10,031,740 1.37 54,444,410-81.57
75 Nickel and articles thereof 60,887,848 8.34 160,239,952-62.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,466,273 0.47 248,977,442-98.61
78 Lead and articles thereof 13,848,019 1.90 1,295,808968.68
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,004,079 0.27 874,142129.26
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 450,142 0.06 285,15157.86
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 17,288 0.00 8,383106.23
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 203,475 0.03 293,557-30.69
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 882,383 0.12 2,708,050-67.42
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 0 0.00 3,023-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 253,224 0.03 238,9815.96
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 490,696 0.07 746,505-34.27
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 485,267 0.07 647,897-25.10
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 61,547 0.01 19,713212.22
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 132,240 0.02 32,384308.35
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 187,858 0.03 128,49646.20
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 25,767 0.00 4,343493.30
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8,000 0.00 8,839-9.49
SS Classified 4,000 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Switzerland

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 44.79% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (45.45% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 35.26% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (29.76% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.63% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (11.69% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.40% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (4.78% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $18,359,709;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $11,944,341;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $9,611,387;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $3,639,996;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,416,346.

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

  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $21,210,357;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $8,549,446;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $5,747,238;
  • 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 $4,162,137;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $3,362,216;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $2,204,595;
  • 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) - a decrease of $2,155,876;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1,926,482.
Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
02 Meat and edible meat offal 57,929 0.01 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,843,329 1.35 8,375,044-6.35
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 12 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7,208,027 1.24 6,332,42013.83
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,037 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,414 0.00 98942.97
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,104,813 0.19 712,32055.10
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 36,618 0.01 26,73936.95
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 323,490 0.06 135,408138.90
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 129,777 0.02 806,932-83.92
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,106,261 0.19 2,023,873-45.34
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 26,891,820 4.62 23,251,82415.65
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 496,814 0.09 549,082-9.52
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 15,129,225 2.60 13,623,87311.05
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,826,970 0.83 6,080,324-20.61
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,537,815 0.26 1,674,265-8.15
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,042,642 0.18 4,404,858-76.33
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 24,576 0.00 5,589339.72
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 453-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 461,404 0.08 255,24780.77
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,231,173 0.21 5,393,310-77.17
29 Organic chemicals 40,825,280 7.01 46,572,518-12.34
30 Pharmaceutical products 160,262,641 27.52 150,651,2546.38
31 Fertilizers 6,308 0.00 7,260-13.11
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 11,621,713 2.00 11,627,849-0.05
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 19,952,937 3.43 21,879,419-8.80
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 3,257,498 0.56 4,143,352-21.38
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,081,298 0.19 2,325,028-53.49
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 35-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 24,847 0.00 68,268-63.60
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,309,539 1.08 7,656,056-17.59
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15,503,481 2.66 13,087,13518.46
40 Rubber and articles thereof 766,417 0.13 998,555-23.25
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 95,560 0.02 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 88,361 0.02 205,688-57.04
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 261 0.00 3,099-91.58
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 878,834 0.15 746,30917.76
45 Cork and articles of cork 130,527 0.02 179,240-27.18
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,126,696 0.19 1,726,859-34.75
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 154,118 0.03 160,918-4.23
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 3,245-100.00
52 Cotton 24 0.00 2,251-98.93
54 Man-made filaments 99,740 0.02 37,646164.94
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,865 0.00 88,669-96.77
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 81,002 0.01 254,401-68.16
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 45,513 0.01 19,144137.74
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 35,523 0.01 112,847-68.52
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 383,022 0.07 593,541-35.47
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 6,971 0.00 1,944258.59
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 199,571 0.03 571,968-65.11
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 117,966 0.02 849,357-86.11
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 374,616 0.06 78,620376.49
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 14,917 0.00 118,961-87.46
65 Headgear and parts thereof 38,049 0.01 19,94690.76
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 6,400 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,358,961 0.41 1,550,07052.18
69 Ceramic products 186,267 0.03 396,565-53.03
70 Glass and glassware 242,195 0.04 488,674-50.44
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 921,747 0.16 3,077,623-70.05
72 Iron and steel 322,437 0.06 603,146-46.54
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,143,634 1.23 6,288,52113.60
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,994,083 0.34 399,499399.15
75 Nickel and articles thereof 873,030 0.15 164,123431.94
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,005,151 0.17 807,64424.45
79 Zinc and articles thereof 6,451 0.00 135,200-95.23
80 Tin and articles thereof 2,299 0.00 9,663-76.21
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 672,708 0.12 9,222,154-92.71
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7,452,411 1.28 9,657,006-22.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 312,657 0.05 520,737-39.96
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 103,759,929 17.82 85,400,22021.50
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 33,019,902 5.67 31,498,1074.83
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 7,638 0.00 7,700-0.81
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,144,553 0.20 752,61552.08
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 67,438,378 11.58 55,494,03721.52
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 14,172,539 2.43 35,382,896-59.95
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 20,206 0.00 12,30364.24
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 677,369 0.12 586,40515.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 49,013 0.01 173,036-71.67
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 400,501 0.07 496,285-19.30
SS Classified 5,251,511 0.90 170 5772,978.67
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia