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Russian trade in goods with Canada in Q1 2021

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Canada in the first quarter of 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Canada

In the 1st quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Canada totaled $315,469,636, up 13.98% ($38,700,966) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Canada in the 1st quarter of 2021 totaled $118,190,803, up 44.56% ($36,429,192) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Canada in the 1st quarter of 2021 totaled $197,278,833, up 1.16% ($2,271,774) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade deficit with Canada in the 1st quarter of 2021 was $79,088,030, a 30.16% decrease ($34,157,418) over the 1st quarter of 2020.

Canada was Russia’s 58th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2021 (up from 61st in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.2041% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1947% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Canada was Russia’s 66th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2021 (up from 73rd in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.1281% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0919% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Canada was Russia’s 43rd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2021 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.3167% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3668% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Canada

The major share of Russian exports to Canada in the 1st quarter of 2021 (and in the 1st quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 37.31% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (49.37% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 32.33% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (18.45% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.42% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (5.51% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.15% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (9.03% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.00% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (6.49% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.45% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (3.11% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Canada in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 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 $23,025,634;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $4,805,997;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $3,161,251;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2,154,617;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,061,634;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $733,908;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $729,879;
  • 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 $636,402;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $517,362.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Canada in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $3,683,057;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,140,026;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $881,769;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $782,753.
Russia’s exports to Canada in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 16,411 0.01 8,055103.74
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 49,175-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,437 0.00 526363.31
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,824 0.01 2,242293.58
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 79,843 0.07 32,018149.37
10 Cereals 520,636 0.44 3,27415,802.14
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 185,310 0.16 104,49377.34
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 76,000 0.06 3,5072,067.09
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 2,169-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 74-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12,143 0.01 10,32217.64
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 121,515 0.10 89,88835.18
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 50,684 0.04 32,33756.74
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 210,336 0.18 137,25253.25
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 137,315 0.12 95,99543.04
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 358,666 0.30 169,645111.42
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 691,935 0.59 750,385-7.79
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 53,771 0.05 383,115-85.96
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 368,994 0.31 665,115-44.52
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11,577 0.01 1,654599.94
26 Ores, slag and ash 651,529 0.55 559,41116.47
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 37,547,350 31.77 14,521,716158.56
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 15,927,190 13.48 11,121,19343.21
29 Organic chemicals 929,795 0.79 717,40029.61
30 Pharmaceutical products 500 0.00 16,620-96.99
31 Fertilizers 13,881,653 11.75 17,564,710-20.97
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 147,107 0.12 3,4924,112.69
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 19,039 0.02 17,8896.43
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 377 0.00 1,524-75.26
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 111,948 0.09 126,889-11.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 373,186 0.32 241,96454.23
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,707,106 10.75 10,552,48920.42
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 14,425 0.01 1,530842.81
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,402,727 6.26 4,241,47674.53
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 317 0.00 2967.09
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,221,319 1.03 159,685664.83
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 146,271 0.12 107,64535.88
50 Silk 157 0.00 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3,265 0.00 0
52 Cotton 530 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 722 0.00 172319.77
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,451 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 588 0.00 5,060-88.38
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 45 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 159 0.00 1,312-87.88
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 578-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 20,584 0.02 15,70031.11
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 16,285 0.01 21,584-24.55
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 140,644 0.12 32,273335.79
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 25,045 0.02 122,663-79.58
65 Headgear and parts thereof 730 0.00 778-6.17
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 4 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 10,675 0.01 9,01218.45
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 17,788 0.02 49,992-64.42
69 Ceramic products 35,816 0.03 3,983799.22
70 Glass and glassware 472,995 0.40 447,5085.70
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 179,464 0.15 114,49556.74
72 Iron and steel 3,016,364 2.55 3,898,133-22.62
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,171,448 0.99 437,540167.74
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,274,269 1.08 544,390134.07
75 Nickel and articles thereof 150,562 0.13 89,49468.24
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,585,939 1.34 2,368,692-33.05
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 1-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 52,014 0.04 31,25566.42
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 14,888 0.01 10,75338.45
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,121 0.00 2,135139.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,157,728 0.98 2,297,754-49.61
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 2,507,315 2.12 1,870,91334.02
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 4,600 0.00 5,436-15.38
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 176,242 0.15 186,845-5.67
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 94,942 0.08 123,117-22.88
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 787,648 0.67 823,305-4.33
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 36,030 0.03 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 44,716 0.04 38,68015.60
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 935,285 0.79 670,85539.42
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 204,797 0.17 156,97330.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 65,662 0.06 41915,571.12
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,030 0.00 5,980-49.33
SS Classified 9,987,020 8.45 4 876 661104.79

Russia’s Imports from Canada

The major share of Russian imports from Canada in the 1st quarter of 2021 (and in the 1st quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 35.09% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (34.50% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 33.44% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (38.03% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.45% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (10.50% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.02% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (6.41% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.50% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (1.52% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Canada in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $2,530,372;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,955,463;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,787,556;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1,686,887;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $1,482,987;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $1,347,507;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,166,667;
  • 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 $965,435;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $805,727;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $708,602.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Canada in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 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) - a decrease of $5,353,354;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $3,980,085;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $3,482,972;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,291,959;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,343,906;
  • 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 $926,575.
Russia’s imports from Canada in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
01 Live animals 0 0.00 3,980,085-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,379,649 2.73 2,849,27788.81
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,070,062 0.54 820,62130.40
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 1,035-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 16,389 0.01 19,741-16.98
10 Cereals 76,737 0.04 19,113301.49
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,809,821 1.42 1,122,934150.22
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 27,154 0.01 29,448-7.79
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 536,640 0.27 71,273652.94
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 147,162 0.07 296,785-50.41
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 69,357 0.04 153,690-54.87
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,885 0.00 1,7915.25
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,250 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 269,474 0.14 88,847203.30
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,195,091 0.61 486,489145.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 358,265 0.18 362,268-1.10
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,688,517 3.39 10,171,489-34.24
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 6,429-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 32,709 0.02 28,45214.96
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,928,399 1.48 2,941,304-0.44
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 23,659 0.01 950,234-97.51
29 Organic chemicals 2,042,880 1.04 876,213133.15
30 Pharmaceutical products 53,348,219 27.04 53,874,497-0.98
31 Fertilizers 204,950 0.10 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 248,475 0.13 574,014-56.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,673,505 1.86 3,976,104-7.61
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 3,095,053 1.57 2,129,61845.33
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,756 0.00 7,673-38.02
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 387,387 0.20 292,34432.51
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 589 0.00 5,804-89.85
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,243,602 0.63 699,27677.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,839,093 1.44 2,033,36639.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,106,721 1.07 1,861,15813.19
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 73,962 0.04 59,22224.89
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 21,208 0.01 64,969-67.36
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 137,887 0.07 139,761-1.34
45 Cork and articles of cork 139 0.00 56148.21
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 81,418 0.04 98,111-17.01
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 342,516 0.17 353,055-2.99
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 23,710-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 44,935 0.02 9744,513.45
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 39,441-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 16,999 0.01 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 174,535 0.09 93,73786.20
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 56,297-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 485,699 0.25 523,755-7.27
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 203,005 0.10 263,986-23.10
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 123,995 0.06 228,766-45.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 81,295 0.04 9,119791.49
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5,141 0.00 16,519-68.88
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 5,306-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 347,530 0.18 263,49931.89
69 Ceramic products 6,085 0.00 119,687-94.92
70 Glass and glassware 200,069 0.10 189,4925.58
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 4-100.00
72 Iron and steel 80,019 0.04 608,578-86.85
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,076,983 4.60 7,121,52027.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 759,706 0.39 577,11031.64
75 Nickel and articles thereof 156,846 0.08 88,90576.42
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,108,381 0.56 994,28911.47
79 Zinc and articles thereof 9,192 0.00 4420,790.91
80 Tin and articles thereof 8,265 0.00 3,866113.79
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 104,891 0.05 79,30732.26
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,610,278 1.83 2,262,77159.55
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 909,241 0.46 768,38718.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 44,221,818 22.42 47,513,777-6.93
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 9,990,442 5.06 15,343,796-34.89
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 9,338-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,868,648 2.97 4,081,09243.80
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 24,153 0.01 2,426895.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,862,747 2.97 7,206,653-18.65
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,353 0.00 2,00767.07
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 83,878 0.04 128,116-34.53
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 156,401 0.08 414,920-62.31
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,012,023 1.02 529,036280.32
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 165,291 0.08 80,064106.45
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,350 0.00 0
SS Classified 19,883,059 10.08 13 910 21942.94
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia