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Russian trade with Nicaragua in 2012

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Nicaragua in 2012: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Nicaragua

In 2012, Russia’s trade with Nicaragua was $90,651,990, down 3.99% ($3,770,213) from 2011.

Russia’s exports to Nicaragua in 2012 totaled $67,444,620, up 51.25% ($22,853,104) from 2011.

Russia’s imports from Nicaragua in 2012 were $23,207,370, down 53.43% ($26,623,317) from 2011.

Russia’s trade balance with Nicaragua went from a deficit of $5,239,171 in 2011, to a surplus of $44,237,250 in 2012.

Nicaragua was Russia’s 117th largest trading partner in 2012 (up from 118th in 2011), accounting for 0.0108% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0115% in 2011).

Nicaragua was Russia’s 108th largest export market in 2012 (up from 114th in 2011), accounting for 0.0129% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0086% in 2011).

Nicaragua was Russia’s 105th largest supplier in 2012 (down from 95th in 2011), accounting for 0.0073% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0163% in 2011).

Russia’s Exports to Nicaragua

The major share of Russian exports to Nicaragua in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 49.62% of Russia’s total exports to Nicaragua (65.91% in 2011);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 35.24% of Russia’s total exports to Nicaragua (19.03% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.32% of Russia’s total exports to Nicaragua (9.94% in 2011);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.73% of Russia’s total exports to Nicaragua (0.74% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.24% of Russia’s total exports to Nicaragua (1.78% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Nicaragua in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $15,280,574;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $4,870,415;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $3,629,166;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $524,196;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $350,576.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Nicaragua in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $725,826;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $720,172;
  • Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings (HS code 94) - a decrease of $508,541.
Russia’s exports to Nicaragua in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
10 Cereals 23,766,152 35.24 8,485,578180.08
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 85,147 0.13 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 168,650 0.25 42,161300.01
31 Fertilizers 7,966,234 11.81 4,337,06883.68
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 2,819 0.00 318786.48
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 22,304 0.03 12,61876.76
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 47,891 0.07 31,94449.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,980 0.02 5,082135.73
40 Rubber and articles thereof 86,662 0.13 2,3003,667.91
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 865 0.00 314175.48
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,440 0.01 2,197284.16
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,560 0.00 250524.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 423,469 0.63 72,893480.95
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 734,464 1.09 210,268249.30
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,286 0.01 8,535-49.78
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 40,150-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 891 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 6,779 0.01 2527,016.00
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 725,826-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 36,098 0.05 19,25687.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 400 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 121,118 0.18 46,678159.48
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 277 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 848 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 434,042 0.64 497,635-12.78
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 562,642 0.83 569,140-1.14
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 31,055,264 46.05 26,184,84918.60
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,416,581 2.10 2,136,753-33.70
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 478,501 0.71 987,042-51.52
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 256 0.00 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 172 636-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Nicaragua

The major share of Russian imports from Nicaragua in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 86.50% of Russia’s total imports from Nicaragua (99.62% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.85% of Russia’s total imports from Nicaragua (0.09% in 2011);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.51% of Russia’s total imports from Nicaragua (0.28% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Nicaragua in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $2,470,925;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $447,283;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $332,161;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $100,240;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $98,103.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Nicaragua in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $22,933,984;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $5,141,288;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $2,078,051.
Russia’s imports from Nicaragua in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
01 Live animals 154 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 6,497,530 28.00 11,638,818-44.17
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 728,339 3.14 628,09915.96
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 39 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,890 0.01 1571,103.82
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 53,363 0.23 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 6,418,138 27.66 5,970,8557.49
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,704,982 24.58 7,783,033-26.70
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 22,933,984-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 669,213 2.88 684,274-2.20
39 Plastics and articles thereof 497 0.00 1,321-62.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,983 0.01 1141,639.47
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 147 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 30,165 0.13 1,0182,863.16
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 3,906-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 103,377 0.45 5,2741,860.13
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 41,671 0.18 25,72861.97
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 437,541 1.89 105,380315.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 1,339-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10 0.00 25-60.00
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 2,517,331 10.85 46,4065,324.58
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 555-100.00
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 1,000 0.00 401149.38
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia