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Russian trade in goods with Switzerland in Q3 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 third quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Switzerland

In the 3rd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Switzerland was $1,191,323,589, down 31.70% ($552,928,432) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2020 were $571,357,362, down 46.21% ($490,784,629) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2020 were $619,966,227, down 9.11% ($62,143,803) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade balance with Switzerland went from a surplus of $380,031,961 in the 3rd quarter of 2019, to a deficit of $48,608,865 in the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Switzerland was Russia’s 22nd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (down from 19th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.8723% of Russia’s total trade (down from 1.0516% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Switzerland was Russia’s 28th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (down from 21st in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.7264% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.0280% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Switzerland was Russia’s 20th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 1.0704% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.0905% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Switzerland

The major share of Russian exports to Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 41.71% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (49.34% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 22.45% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (41.60% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 21.27% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (4.78% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.95% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (1.84% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.55% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (0.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.11% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (1.25% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd 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 $70,760,154;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $32,945,211;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $27,177,848;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $15,435,720;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $9,998,866.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd 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 $323,568,931;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $255,937,475;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $54,496,746;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $6,441,520;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $5,532,106;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $1,935,387;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $1,781,206.
Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
01 Live animals 2,942 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 758,879 0.13 1,095,829-30.75
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 18,288-100.00
10 Cereals 2,316,318 0.41 8,757,838-73.55
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,975 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 135,160 0.02 63,921111.45
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 832-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 68 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 3,644-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 79,654-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 185,612 0.03 64,291188.71
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 689,690 0.12 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,264,273 0.40 3,191,385-29.05
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 85,519 0.01 39,656115.65
26 Ores, slag and ash 9,998,866 1.75 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 118,212,512 20.69 441,781,443-73.24
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 767,067 0.13 629,65621.82
29 Organic chemicals 1,388,387 0.24 1,641,913-15.44
30 Pharmaceutical products 17,601 0.00 22,043-20.15
31 Fertilizers 35,506,589 6.21 8,328,741326.31
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,194 0.00 5,322-58.77
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 36,817 0.01 105,476-65.09
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 309,748 0.05 2,30713,326.44
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 10,139 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 44,357 0.01 35,74924.08
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,694,175 0.47 3,499,444-23.01
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,634,105 0.81 5,269,154-12.05
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8,012 0.00 880,998-99.09
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 34,814-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 948,447 0.17 562,99068.47
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 848-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 9,642-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 694,179 0.12 4,46315,454.09
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 80,640 0.01 70,65814.13
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 29,696 0.01 30,490-2.60
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 82,612 0.01 1,863,818-95.57
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 568 0.00 635-10.55
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 198-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 445-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 33,824 0.01 603,833-94.40
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 29,546 0.01 1,265,254-97.66
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 655 0.00 262,419.23
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 49 0.00 742,809-99.99
65 Headgear and parts thereof 180 0.00 35,219-99.49
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 6 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 16,961 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 9,178 0.00 213,014-95.69
69 Ceramic products 11,768 0.00 3043,771.05
70 Glass and glassware 106,197 0.02 85,52824.17
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 121,555,162 21.27 50,795,008139.31
72 Iron and steel 374,278 0.07 1,023,489-63.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 218,382 0.04 333,613-34.54
74 Copper and articles thereof 22,892,503 4.01 77,389,249-70.42
75 Nickel and articles thereof 200,680,186 35.12 167,734,97519.64
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,903,843 0.68 259,841,318-98.50
78 Lead and articles thereof 8,889,195 1.56 10,824,582-17.88
80 Tin and articles thereof 14 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,303,449 0.23 6,835,555-80.93
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 48,052 0.01 9265,089.20
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 689 0.00 79,919-99.14
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16,560,088 2.90 1,124,3681,372.84
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 1,182,480 0.21 1,223,325-3.34
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 200 0.00 2,865-93.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,458 0.00 443,536-99.22
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,531,967 0.44 1,355,42886.80
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 636,189 0.11 1,892,326-66.38
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 45,726 0.01 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 176,735 0.03 109,59961.26
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 91,711 0.02 82,66210.95
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 558 0.00 37150.40
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 20,000 0.00 5,796245.07
SS Classified 8,121,986 1.42 5091,595,575.05

Russia’s Imports from Switzerland

The major share of Russian imports from Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 43.27% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (46.79% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 34.07% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (30.13% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.79% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (8.40% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.25% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (4.52% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $8,893,050;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $8,727,325.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $24,120,539;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $20,122,964;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $16,695,247;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $8,826,782;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $4,140,383;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,365,776;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,205,346;
  • 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 $1,901,127.
Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
01 Live animals 28,846 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 137,254 0.02 30,824345.28
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10,209,703 1.65 8,912,94314.55
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 66,130-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 8,148,986 1.31 6,926,25117.65
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,138,484 0.18 849,58634.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11,886 0.00 3,972199.24
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 614,922 0.10 353,40374.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,099,164 0.18 935,92217.44
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,778,210 0.45 4,556,735-39.03
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 19,809,869 3.20 10,916,81981.46
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 446,349 0.07 335,66232.98
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 14,614,524 2.36 16,058,037-8.99
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,556,850 0.90 5,013,22710.84
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 791,070 0.13 1,179,634-32.94
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,477,564 0.24 1,155,54227.87
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 28,230 0.00 7,394281.80
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 442,374 0.07 392,10112.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,725,627 0.44 4,626,754-41.09
29 Organic chemicals 35,071,160 5.66 59,191,699-40.75
30 Pharmaceutical products 166,279,616 26.82 186,402,580-10.80
31 Fertilizers 10,250 0.00 5,24695.39
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 14,294,717 2.31 13,767,0423.83
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 23,120,350 3.73 27,260,733-15.19
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 4,418,596 0.71 5,143,683-14.10
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,703,809 0.27 2,259,642-24.60
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 375,425 0.06 174,253115.45
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,815,049 0.78 5,340,547-9.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14,501,036 2.34 14,096,9042.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 962,868 0.16 871,64910.47
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 7,993 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 283,859 0.05 313,218-9.37
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 15-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,157,657 0.19 833,00838.97
45 Cork and articles of cork 231,112 0.04 202,55514.10
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,706,412 0.28 1,758,023-2.94
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 730,563 0.12 172,987322.32
52 Cotton 579 0.00 421,278.57
54 Man-made filaments 149,924 0.02 321,814-53.41
55 Man-made staple fibers 124,184 0.02 39,669213.05
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 130,665 0.02 165,237-20.92
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 181,725 0.03 64,837180.28
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 25,583 0.00 41,143-37.82
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 591,056 0.10 471,47825.36
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 740,585 0.12 809,209-8.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 842,526 0.14 823,7182.28
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 22,642 0.00 84,665-73.26
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 51,908 0.01 120,558-56.94
65 Headgear and parts thereof 19,170 0.00 35,168-45.49
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 479 0.00 93,025-99.49
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,647,252 0.43 2,539,3174.25
69 Ceramic products 175,766 0.03 177,671-1.07
70 Glass and glassware 866,812 0.14 313,948176.10
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,713,467 0.44 3,708,124-26.82
72 Iron and steel 329,999 0.05 363,292-9.16
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,064,502 1.14 9,269,848-23.79
74 Copper and articles thereof 557,894 0.09 1,565,995-64.37
75 Nickel and articles thereof 171,235 0.03 146,46216.91
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,242,948 0.20 710,98274.82
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,932-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 109,194 0.02 73,77848.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 9,192 0.00 1,903383.03
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 145,825 0.02 8,972,607-98.37
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10,048,913 1.62 9,385,0907.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 490,762 0.08 350,10140.18
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 98,324,070 15.86 101,689,846-3.31
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 37,066,341 5.98 36,036,6752.86
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 18,702-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,161,873 0.19 1,819,356-36.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 74,681,890 12.05 65,954,56513.23
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 37,502,343 6.05 54,197,590-30.80
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 15,863 0.00 36,612-56.67
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 410,382 0.07 185,490121.24
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 290,465 0.05 435,301-33.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,023,005 0.17 729,47340.24
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 98,758 0.02 59,04867.25
SS Classified 206,066 0.03 181 03913.82
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia