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Road Transportation Market Between the EU and the Russian Federation. The Decline Continues Though More Slowly

21.06.2016

In the first three months of the year 2016, road transportation market for imports from the European Union to the Russian Federation continued to decline on a year-over-year basis. However, this dynamics slowed noticeably with -10% in Q1 in 2016 against the same period in 2015 and -36.3% in Q1 in 2015 against the same period in 2014. February and March of the year 2016 improved the yearly dynamics considerably.

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In the first three months of the year 2015, Russian road freight transportation market was characterized by a decrease in freight traffic from all the countries of the European Union. Q1 of the current year showed positive dynamics in imports to the Russian Federation from certain countries against the same period of the year 2015.

ТInsignificantly in terms of weight, road transportation for imports from the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Bulgaria and Croatia increased.

The largest decrease in road transportation (expressed in physical terms) to the Russian Federation was observed from Poland (-62 thousand tons), Finland (-57 thousand tons), Lithuania (-38 thousand tons) and Germany (-28 thousand tons).

Statistics. Road freight transportation market from the EU to the Russian Federation in Q1 of the year 2016

 

January-March 2015, tons

January-March 2016, tons

Dynamics,
%
Total for the EU 
2322857
2089731
-10,04 
Germany 522894
494821
-5,37 
Poland 321416
259085
-19,39 
Finland 296120
239014
-19,28 
Netherlands 166713
175057
5,01 
Italy 139954
130738
-6,59 
Lithuania 158186
119854
-24,23 
France 100657
94552
-6,07 
Czech Republic 79955
79166
-0,99 
Belgium 72907
68768
-5,68  
Sweden 68605
60501
-11,81 
Austria 65671
57017
-13,18 
Hungary 50270
51098
1,65 
Latvia 56005
46145
-17,61 
Romania 48866 43612
-10,75 
Estonia 38121
32979
-13,49 
Spain 31312
29821
-4,76 
Slovakia 29159
25460
-12,69 
Slovenia 18278
18044
-1,28 
Bulgaria 14248
16678
17,06 
Great Britain 17633
16000
-9,26 
Denmark 13604
14536
6,85 
Luxembourg 3787
6391
68,76 
Greece 4319
4422
2,38 
Croatia 1761
3785
114,93 
Portugal 1737
1237
-28,79 
Ireland 679
950
39,91 

The major goods imported from the EU to the Russian Federation were as before and included plastic and plasticware; equipment facilities; paper and cardboard (with the marked negative dynamics of imports for the first two positions). Accordingly, 219 thousand tons, 195 thousand tons and 184 thousand tons of these goods were transported by road in the first quarter of the year 2016, totaling one third of the whole volume of imports (expressed in physical terms) transported by road to the Russian Federation.

The dynamics of import of electrical equipment to Russia improved noticeably in the first quarter of the current year with +36.4% (up to 94 thousand tons) against the same period of the previous year. Import of road vehicles decreased significantly with -18.2% (up to 77 thousand tons).

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What concerns export, the first quarter of the year 2016 showed positive dynamics with +5.7% against the same period of the previous year, which was due to sharp increase in export in March.

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In physical terms, the increase of road transportation from Russia to Finland was the largest. However, the best positive dynamics of export was observed to France (with the increase by 3.4 times). Road transportation of exports also grew to Lithuania, Belgium, Latvia and Romania.

Export to the Netherlands decreased rapidly by 4.5 times. Besides, the volume of freight traffic to the Czech Republic and Great Britain also fell.

Statistics. Road freight transportation market from the Russian Federation to the EU in Q1 of the year 2016

 

January-March 2015, tons

January-March 2016, tons

Dynamics,
%
Total for the EU 
2160817
2283644
5,68 
Finland
622639
738002
18,53 
Poland 245988
255306
3,79 
Germany
252657
252006
-0,26 
Sweden
211382
214114
1,29  
Estonia
121935
145022
18,93 
Lithuania 81379
118051
45,06 
France 24385
82856
239,78 
Latvia
51328
64511
25,68 
Italy
55249
64109
16,04 
Czech Republic
67958
63682
-6,29 
Belgium
28240
56919
101,55 
Netherlands
244223
53273
-78,19  
Romania
32598
43492
33,42 
Slovakia
25856
28201
9,07 
Hungary
27604
27990
1,40 
Bulgaria
22716
27616
21,57 
Austria
15088
18871
25,07 
Denmark
7022
7865
12,01 
Slovenia
6662
5807
-12,83 
Spain
4945
5687
15,01 
Greece
2872
4161
44,88 
Croatia 2545
2619
2,91 
Great Britain
4303
2229
-48,20 
Luxembourg
850
725
-14,71 
Portugal
382 512 34,03 
Ireland
11 18 63,64  

Marketing Department of TELS group of companies, according to the data taken from Eurostat


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