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Russian trade with Trinidad and Tobago 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 Trinidad and Tobago in 2013: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Trinidad and Tobago

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Trinidad and Tobago totaled $756,363,271, up 309.10% ($571,477,521) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Trinidad and Tobago in 2013 totaled $756,114,298, up 313.49% ($573,253,266) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Trinidad and Tobago in 2013 were $248,973, down 87.70% ($1,775,745) from 2012.

Russia’s trade surplus with Trinidad and Tobago in 2013 was $755,865,325, a 317.98% increase ($575,029,011) over 2012.

Trinidad and Tobago was Russia’s 74th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 100th in 2012), accounting for 0.0898% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0220% in 2012).

Trinidad and Tobago was Russia’s 62nd largest export market in 2013 (up from 89th in 2012), accounting for 0.1434% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0348% in 2012).

Trinidad and Tobago was Russia’s 162nd largest supplier in 2013 (down from 139th in 2012), accounting for 0.0001% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0006% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Trinidad and Tobago

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 99.71% of Russia’s total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (98.74% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.28% of Russia’s total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (1.09% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Trinidad and Tobago 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 $573,350,121.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Trinidad and Tobago 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
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 753,903,220 99.71 180,553,099317.55
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 73,858 0.01 86,737-14.85
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 24,925 0.00 26,540-6.09
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,799 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 2,097,339 0.28 1,991,6815.30
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,615 0.00 2,439-33.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,530-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 1,310-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,230 0.00 183,832-95.52
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 5,521-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,312 0.00 8,343-72.29

Russia’s Imports from Trinidad and Tobago

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 76.05% of Russia’s total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (13.54% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.52% of Russia’s total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (1.29% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.41% of Russia’s total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (82.18% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.02% of Russia’s total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (2.30% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Trinidad and Tobago in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7,625;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $7,267;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2,604.

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,650,230;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $84,752;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $34,262;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $14,040;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $10,054.
Russia’s imports from Trinidad and Tobago in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 189,341 76.05 274,093-30.92
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 14,040-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 1,650,230-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 20,874 8.38 13,60753.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 77 0.03 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 12,379 4.97 46,641-73.46
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,604 1.05 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,625 3.06 0
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 82 0.03 6232.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15,991 6.42 26,045-38.60
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia