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Road Transportation Market between the EU and the Russian Federation in the first 6 months in 2016

05.09.2016

4,507 thousand tons of cargoes were imported from the countries of the European Union to the Russian Federation by road in the first 6 months in 2016. The decrease in imports against the same period of the previous year made 6.1 %.

However, negative dynamics decreased noticeably both against the previous year and the first quarter of the current year. According to the figures of the first quarter in 2016, negative dynamics made -10 % against the same period of the previous year, while the annual dynamics in 2015 against 2014 made -32 %.

The reduction of road transportations (expressed in physical terms) from the EU to the Russian Federation in the first 6 months of the current year against the same period of the previous year totaled 294 thousand tons. The most significant decrease of imports was from Poland (of -13.4 % totaling 89.4 thousand tons), Lithuania (of -23.4 % totaling 79.2 thousand tons) and Finland (of -13.1 % totaling 78.6 thousand tons).

The greatest positive dynamics with a relatively high growth of imports (expressed in physical terms) was observed from Luxembourg (of +85.5 % totaling 8.5 thousand tons). Besides, road transportations from the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Italy increased noticeably.

Statistics. Road transportations from the EU to the Russian Federation in the first 6 months in 2016

  6 months in 2016 Dynamics against 6 months in 2015
(in tons)
Dynamics against 6 months in 2015
(in %)
Total for the EU 4506802 -293638 -6,12
Germany
1052848 -29863 -2,76
Poland
577247 -89499 -13,42
Finland 519420 -78568 -13,14
Netherlands 350741 9577 2,81
Italy 303530 5613 1,88
Lithuania 259328 -79167 -23,39
France 194954 924 0,48
Czech Republic 178909 6042 3,50
Belgium 152709 201 0,13
Sweden
127566 -8281 -6,10
Austria 119917 -13191 -9,91
Latvia 110978 -23199 -17,29
Hungary 96529 2551 2,71
Romania 79659 -5815 -6,80
Estonia 78176 -7581 -8,84
Spain 63892 2581 4,21
Slovakia 55984 43 0,08
Slovenia 39783 288 0,73
Great Britain 35144 -3286 -8,55
Denmark 32943 3126 10,48
Bulgaria 32119 3168 10,94
Luxembourg 18392 8476 85,48
Greece 13466 1284 10,54
Croatia 7057 1532 27,73
Portugal 2944 -1470 -33,30
Ireland 2558  876 52,08

The most popular group from the product portfolio of goods imported from the European Union to Russia by road is Plastic and plastic products with the total volume of 483 thousand tons and the dynamics -6.2 %. Second most popular imported group of products is Industrial equipment (438 thousand tons and -4.5 %). Paper and cardboard were third in the list (387 thousand tons and +0.9 %).

Among the other top ten imported goods were road vehicles (-9.1 %), various chemical products (7.4 %), drinks (+11.85 %), tannin and dyeing substances (-2.6 %), electrical equipment (-1.7 %), flowers and plants (+42.6 %) and products from steel (-6.7 %).

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5,318 thousand tons of cargoes were exported from the Russian Federation to the European Union in the first 6 months in 2016, which is 20.1% more against the same period in 2015.

The greatest positive dynamics (expressed in physical terms) took observed to Finland (of +21.2 % totaling 273 thousand tons) and the Netherlands (of +22.6 % totaling 115 thousand tons). The highest dynamics of volume growth (over 3.5 times) with a considerable physical increase in transportations was observed to France (+119 thousand tons).

Statistics. Road transportations from the Russian Federation to the EU in the first 6 months in 2016

  6 months in 2016 Dynamics against 6 months in 2015
(in tons)
Dynamics against 6 months in 2015
(in %)
Total for the EU 5318291 888923 20,07
Finland
1522303 272669 21,82
Netherlands
621072 114507 22,60
Poland 594282 40956 7,40
Germany 555265 29437 5,60
Sweden 330488 9028 2,81
Estonia 328615 51414 18,55
Lithuania 261252 85233 48,42
France 164049 118539 260,47
Latvia 151840 42116 38,38
Czech Republic
147188 -499 -0,34
Italy 140271 19085 15,75
Belgium 116770 58137 99,15
Romania 94606 20930 28,41
Slovakia 64809 8222 14,53
Bulgaria 60011 6337 11,81
Hungary 55075 -713 -1,28
Austria 42080 9935 30,91
Denmark 16011 832 5,48
Spain 15356 4168 37,25
Slovenia 12971 -2244 -14,75
Greece 9348 2882 44,57
Great Britain 5686 -2388 -29,58
Croatia 5166 -211 -3,92
Luxembourg 2048 -209 -9,26
Portugal 1684 736 77,64
Ireland 45 24 114,29

Transportation of the following traditional goods exported from Russia increased: wood, fuel, chemicals, rubber, metals and metalware.

Prepared by Marketing department of TELS group of companies according to data taken from Eurostat


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