Foreign trade turnover via the Baltic Customs made $28 mn during January-October of 2019, down 2.1% year-on-year.
The number of cargo declarations issued made 279.8 thousand, down 3.2% year-on-year, including 252.8 thousand of import declarations (-3.9%) and 26.9 thousand of export declarations (+4.8%).
In terms of tonnage, circa 13.3 mn tons of cargo was declared via the Baltic Customs, up 3.5% year-on-year. Import traffic increased by 2.3% up to some 8.9 mn tons, and export by 6.1% up to 4.4 mn tons.
A significant share in the import volume is fruit accounting for 23.7%. Other top import commodities are polymer materials, organic chemicals, ferrous metals and equipment.
The top export commodities are timber and woodwork (34.3%), ferrous metals, paper and board, pulp, and inorganic chemical products.
The major countries of origin for import cargo in the Baltic Customs region in January-October 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 25%), China and Egypt.