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Russian trade with Costa Rica in 2013

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Costa Rica in 2013: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Costa Rica

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Costa Rica was $177,177,725, down 0.48% ($863,422) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in 2013 totaled $50,332,217, up 285.42% ($37,273,260) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in 2013 were $126,845,508, down 23.12% ($38,136,682) from 2012.

Russia’s trade deficit with Costa Rica in 2013 was $76,513,291, a 49.64% decrease ($75,409,942) over 2012.

Costa Rica was Russia’s 101st largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 103rd in 2012), accounting for 0.0210% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0211% in 2012).

Costa Rica was Russia’s 113th largest export market in 2013 (up from 132nd in 2012), accounting for 0.0095% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0025% in 2012).

Costa Rica was Russia’s 81st largest supplier in 2013 (down from 75th in 2012), accounting for 0.0403% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0520% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Costa Rica

The major share of Russian exports to Costa Rica in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 85.88% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (0.00% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.87% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (92.28% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.05% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (5.78% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.06% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (1.85% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $43,224,484;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,283,954.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $6,998,892;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $212,512;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $151,074.
Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 671 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 43,224,484 85.88 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 33,300 0.07 0
31 Fertilizers 4,760,752 9.46 11,759,644-59.52
39 Plastics and articles thereof 174,940 0.35 139,87425.07
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 151,074-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 29,648 0.06 242,160-87.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10,976 0.02 0
72 Iron and steel 2,035,260 4.04 751,306170.90
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,021 0.00 78130.73
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 984-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,860 0.00 1,36636.16
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 56,584 0.11 1,4303,856.92
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 844 0.00 10,338-91.84
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,877 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Costa Rica

The major share of Russian imports from Costa Rica in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 57.84% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (68.91% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 40.21% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (29.57% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.38% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (1.21% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in 2013 over 2012 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 $4,511,481;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $953,827;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $544,748.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $40,700,036;
  • 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) - a decrease of $2,247,717;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $1,165,189;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $466,639.
Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
01 Live animals 7,000 0.01 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 9,147,571 7.21 10,312,760-11.30
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 88,991 0.07 72,33423.03
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 60,420,933 47.63 101,120,969-40.25
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,079,401 1.64 1,534,65335.50
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15,565 0.01 1,657839.35
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 258 0.00 32706.25
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 25,244 0.02 9,202174.33
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,577,726 1.24 623,899152.88
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,235 0.00 11,806-55.66
30 Pharmaceutical products 55,173 0.04 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 32,359 0.03 38,965-16.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 298,307 0.24 2,41312,262.49
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 18 0.00 91-80.22
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 17,459 0.01 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 18,494 0.01 3,245469.92
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,496 0.00 1,169113.52
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 80,697 0.06 182,213-55.71
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 100,541 0.08 76,45331.51
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,318 0.00 17,336-63.56
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 187 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 266 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 27,496 0.02 17,84154.12
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 76,394 0.06 159,705-52.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 399,320 0.31 206,73393.16
74 Copper and articles thereof 19,624 0.02 2,173803.08
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,174 0.01 5,19857.25
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 607 0.00 47228.60
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,322,921 1.04 1,789,560-26.08
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 438,661 0.35 472,780-7.22
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 42,937,116 33.85 45,184,833-4.97
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 804 0.00 11,911-93.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,633,084 6.02 3,121,603144.52
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 24-100.00
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 506 0.00 153,273.33
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 162 0.00 14313.29
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 400 0.00 219,900.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia