Russia Federation - At a Glance


Basic Information
Source: *Euromonitor
Land area: 17.0 million km²
Population: 143.4 million (2013)*
Total GDP: US$ 2.1 trillion (2013)*
GDP/capita: US$ 14,619 (2013)*
GDP growth rate: 1.3% (2013)*
Capital city: Moscow
President: Vladimir Putin
Minister of Agriculture: Nicolay Fedorov
Canadian Ambassador: John R. Kur

Canadian-Russia Agri-Food Trade** (CDN$ million)
2011 2012 2013
Source: **Statistics Canada
Total Agri-Food Exports: 447.687 563.036 321.425
Total Agri-Food Imports: 17.139 16.906 21.587
Agri-Food Trade Balance 430.548 546.129 299.837

Canadian Top 5 Agri-Food Exports (CDN$ million)
2011 2012 2013
Total Agri-Food Exports: 447.687 563.036 321.425
Pork, frozen 259.268 376.156 197.415
Hams, frozen 73.974 80.117 55.110
Dog and cat food 13.702 18.185 25.515
Chicken eggs, fertilized 0.000 6.620 6.481
Swine, live, pure-bred breeding 4.740 3.317 4.350

Canadian Top 5 Agri-Food Imports (CDN$ million)
2011 2012 2013
Total Agri-Food Imports: 17.139 16.906 21.587
Vodka 9.105 8.999 8.760
Molasses 3.733 0.000 3.625
Tobacco 0.893 0.914 1.188
Flaxseed 0.000 0.000 1.143
Millet 0.008 0.011 0.937

Canadian Top 5 Seafood Exports (CDN$ million)
2011 2012 2013
Total Seafood Exports: 109.173 105.063 109.095
Cold-water shrimp, frozen 74.724 75.272 74.228
Hake, frozen 23.538 16.506 21.480
Fish, frozen 3.599 4.267 5.106
Fish livers and roes, frozen 0.301 0.389 1.956
Trout, frozen 0.007 0.605 1.823

Russia Agri-Food and Seafood Imports - 2013*** (CDN$ million)
World Canada Canada's Share
Source: ***Global Trade Atlas
Agri-Food and Seafood 40,959 473 1.2%
Boneless beef, frozen 2,396 0 0.0%
Pork, frozen 1,807 184 10.2%
Cheese 1,347 0 0.0%
Tomatoes 1,076 0 0.0%
Bananas 1,011 0 0.0%

Canada-Russia Total Merchandise Trade*** (CDN$ million)
2011 2012 2013
Source: ***Global Trade Atlas
Total Merchandise Exports: 1,403.496 1,551.078 1,285.410
Total Merchandise Imports: 1,286.480 994.527 864.909
Trade Balance: 117.016 556.551 420.501

Canadian Top 10 Total Merchandise Exports (CDN$ million)
2011 2012 2013
Total Merchandise Exports: 1,403.496 1,551.078 1,285.410
Boilers, machinery & mechanical appliances 400.810 418.217 338.218
Meat and edible meat offal 382.002 508.788 262.261
Aircraft and spacecraft 105.049 63.337 156.822
Fish and crustaceans 108.880 104.822 108.526
Vehicles, other than railway 103.885 121.205 74.422
Electrical machinery and equipment 35.044 47.664 55.529
Optical and medical instruments 46.403 53.854 53.956
Wood and articles of wood 25.295 33.807 44.222
Animal feed 17.181 20.789 26.972
Articles of iron or steel 13.536 17.703 17.973

Canadian Top 10 Total Merchandise Imports (CDN$ million)
2011 2012 2013
Total Merchandise Imports: 1,286.480 994.527 864.909
Mineral fuels and oils 657.750 410.280 279.438
Fertilizers 157.820 141.348 146.397
Precious metals, stones and pearls 155.475 94.607 79.764
Rubber and articles thereof 66.605 63.204 77.829
Fish and crustaceans 24.638 25.712 69.504
Iron and steel 39.202 62.558 35.169
Inorganic chemicals 53.310 47.979 33.368
Wood and articles of wood 23.297 25.276 29.444
Aircraft and spacecraft 18.613 14.659 20.433
Base metals 6.206 7.157 10.163

Russia Top 10 Total Merchandise Imports (CDN$ million)
2011 2012 2013
Total Merchandise Imports: 275,570.940 290,137.954 296,031.120
Boilers, machinery & mechanical appliances 49,903.311 53,281.584 55,249.440
Vehicles, other than railway 37,443.472 43,300.385 39,467.247
Electrical machinery and equipment 30,642.582 33,282.009 34,866.003
Pharmaceutical products 12,902.110 13,176.976 14,811.205
Plastics 9,979.989 10,675.407 10,774.048
Optical and medical instruments 7,568.648 9,288.736 8,285.628
Articles of iron or steel 7,496.679 7,164.525 7,720.368
Edible fruit 6,031.255 6,192.564 6,457.825
Meat and edible meat offal 6,066.875 7,018.706 6,348.765
Iron and steel 6,067.276 5,865.546 5,244.819

GDP at market prices
Date modified: 2014-08-07
Source: Euromonitor*, Statistics Canada**, Global Trade Atlas***