Foreign trade turnover via the Baltic Customs made $30.9 mn during January-November of 2019, down 3.1% year-on-year.
The number of cargo declarations issued made 307.1 thousand, down 2.7% year-on-year, including 277.4 thousand of import declarations (-3.4%) and 29.7 thousand of export declarations (+.8%).
In terms of tonnage, circa 14.9 mn tons of cargo was declared via the Baltic Customs, up 5.9% year-on-year. Import traffic increased by 2.1% up to some 9.8 mn tons, and export by 13.8% up to 5.1 mn tons.
A significant share in the import volume is fruit accounting for 23.2%. Other top import commodities are polymer materials, organic chemicals, ferrous metals and equipment.
The top export commodities are timber and woodwork (33.8%), ferrous metals, salt, sulphur, stone, ores, stag and ash, paper and board.
The major countries of origin for import cargo in the Baltic Customs region in January-November 2019 were China, Ecuador, Germany, South Korea and India.
The top countries of destination for export via the Baltic Customs were Turkey (its share made 28.8%), China and Lithuania.