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Russian trade with the Dominican Republic 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 the Dominican Republic in 2012: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with the Dominican Republic

In 2012, Russia’s trade with the Dominican Republic was $37,623,615, down 45.22% ($31,056,411) from 2011.

Russia’s exports to the Dominican Republic in 2012 were $16,423,553, down 69.01% ($36,573,208) from 2011.

Russia’s imports from the Dominican Republic in 2012 totaled $21,200,062, up 35.18% ($5,516,797) from 2011.

Russia’s trade balance with the Dominican Republic went from a surplus of $37,313,496 in 2011, to a deficit of $4,776,509 in 2012.

The Dominican Republic was Russia’s 134th largest trading partner in 2012 (down from 125th in 2011), accounting for 0.0045% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0084% in 2011).

The Dominican Republic was Russia’s 127th largest export market in 2012 (down from 112th in 2011), accounting for 0.0031% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0103% in 2011).

The Dominican Republic was Russia’s 106th largest supplier in 2012 (up from 118th in 2011), accounting for 0.0067% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0051% in 2011).

Russia’s Exports to the Dominican Republic

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 55.50% of Russia’s total exports to the Dominican Republic (5.74% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 42.29% of Russia’s total exports to the Dominican Republic (24.77% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.27% of Russia’s total exports to the Dominican Republic (0.06% in 2011);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to the Dominican Republic (68.77% in 2011).

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

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $5,032,977;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1,585,227;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $100,458;
  • Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds (HS code 86) - an increase of $62,908.

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $36,446,070;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $6,183,173;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $546,457;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $222,072.
Russia’s exports to the Dominican Republic in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 36,446,070-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,898,000 35.91 865,023581.83
31 Fertilizers 2,957,391 18.01 1,372,164115.53
39 Plastics and articles thereof 258,874 1.58 805,331-67.85
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 124,253 0.76 346,325-64.12
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 30,522 0.19 0
72 Iron and steel 6,946,147 42.29 13,129,320-47.09
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 45,000 0.27 29,15354.36
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 0 0.00 3,375-100.00
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 62,908 0.38 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 100,458 0.61 0

Russia’s Imports from the Dominican Republic

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 44.97% of Russia’s total imports from the Dominican Republic (37.78% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 24.36% of Russia’s total imports from the Dominican Republic (27.98% in 2011);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.94% of Russia’s total imports from the Dominican Republic (17.45% in 2011);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.32% of Russia’s total imports from the Dominican Republic (14.75% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.16% of Russia’s total imports from the Dominican Republic (2.03% in 2011).

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,604,760;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $804,403;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $800,400;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $536,372;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $137,802;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $110,237.

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

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $429,844;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $120,746.
Russia’s imports from the Dominican Republic in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 84,797 0.40 43,00297.19
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 387,975 1.83 277,73839.69
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,865 0.03 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 4,212-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,209,473 5.71 409,073195.66
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,538,535 11.97 2,002,16326.79
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,106,263 24.09 4,301,86018.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 25,655 0.12 57,350-55.27
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,614 0.01 11,858-86.39
39 Plastics and articles thereof 30,334 0.14 17,06077.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 970 0.00 1,505-35.55
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 52,489 0.25 22238,486.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 36 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 1,391 0.01 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 178 0.00 10078.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 37,743 0.18 38,204-1.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 554,032 2.61 674,778-17.89
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 124-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,167,966 5.51 1,597,810-26.90
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,113 0.01 2,9794.50
72 Iron and steel 455,075 2.15 317,27343.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 124 0.00 132-6.06
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11 0.00 28-60.71
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,944 0.01 1,58622.57
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,919 0.02 27,141-81.88
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 301,156 1.42 274,6299.66
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,227,398 43.53 5,622,63864.11
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia