Foreign trade turnover via the Baltic Customs made $13.86 bn in January-May 2020, the Baltic Customs contributed 188.6 billion rubles ($2.8 bn) of customs dues and tariffs into the federal budge.
The number of cargo declarations issued made 137.8 thousand, including 122.9 thousand of import declarations and 14.9 thousand of export declarations.
In terms of tonnage, over 10.7 mn tons of cargo was declared via the Baltic Customs, up 70.3% year-on-year. Import traffic was slightly down 1.6% to 4.4 mn tons, and export surged 3.5-fold up to 6.3 mn tons.
A significant share in the import volume was fruit accounting for almost 26%. Other top import commodities were polymer materials, ferrous metals, organic chemicals, and equipment.
The top export commodities were fertilizers (30.6%), ore, stag and ash, timber and woodwork, ferrous metals, salt, sulphur, soil and stones.
The major countries of origin for import cargo in the Baltic Customs region in January-May were China, Ecuador, Germany, India, and Republic of Korea.
The top countries of destination for export via the Baltic Customs were China (its share made 26.9%), Brazil and Turkey.