Foreign trade turnover via the Baltic Customs made $36.17 bn in January-November 2020, up 17.1% year-on-year. During the 11 months of 2020, the Baltic Customs contributed 429.2 bn rubles (about $5.7 bn) of customs dues and tariffs into the federal budget, up 3% year-on-year.
The number of cargo declarations issued made 305.2 thousand including 268.5 thousand of import declarations (-3.2%) and 36.7 thousand of export declarations (+23.6%).
In terms of tonnage, over 26.9 mn tons of cargo was declared via the Baltic Customs, up 80.1% year-on-year. Import traffic was down 1.3% to 9.7 mn tons, and export surged 3.4-fold up to 17.2 mn tons.
A significant share in the import volume was fruit accounting for 23.4%. Other top import commodities were polymer materials, organic chemicals, ferrous metals, and equipment.
The top export commodities were fertilizers (36.4%), 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-November 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 20.6%), Brazil and Turkey. Last year, the Top-3 countries of destination were Turkey, China and Lithuania.