Foreign trade turnover via the Baltic Customs made $28.56 bn in January-September 2020, up 15.6% year-on-year. During the 9 months of 2020, the Baltic Customs contributed 342 bn rubles (almost $4.5 bn) of customs dues and tariffs into the federal budget.
The number of cargo declarations issued made 245.7 thousand, including 216.9 thousand of import declarations (-4%) and 28.8 thousand of export declarations (+20.1%).
In terms of tonnage, over 21.6 mn tons of cargo was declared via the Baltic Customs, up 84.1% year-on-year. Import traffic was down 0.4% to 7.9 mn tons, and export surged 3.7-fold up to 13.6 mn tons.
A significant share in the import volume was fruit accounting for 24%. Other top import commodities were polymer materials, ferrous metals, organic chemicals, and equipment.
The top export commodities were fertilizers (36.2%), 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-September 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 24.8%), Brazil and Turkey.