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Russian trade with Cuba in 2014

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Cuba in 2014: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Cuba

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Cuba was $162,988,171, down 11.95% ($22,122,458) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Cuba in 2014 were $101,189,487, down 35.75% ($56,305,901) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Cuba in 2014 totaled $61,798,684, up 123.78% ($34,183,443) from 2013.

Russia’s trade surplus with Cuba in 2014 was $39,390,803, a 69.67% decrease ($90,489,344) over 2013.

Cuba was Russia’s 103rd largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 99th in 2013), accounting for 0.0208% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0220% in 2013).

Cuba was Russia’s 97th largest export market in 2014 (down from 91st in 2013), accounting for 0.0204% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0299% in 2013).

Cuba was Russia’s 91st largest supplier in 2014 (up from 101st in 2013), accounting for 0.0216% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0088% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to Cuba

The major share of Russian exports to Cuba in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 47.85% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (72.58% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.38% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (12.55% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.05% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (5.54% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.33% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (0.03% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.21% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (3.91% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.73% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (2.29% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Cuba in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $6,356,510;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $3,888,443;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1,041,735;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $479,922.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Cuba in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $25,748,050;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $20,925,466;
  • 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) - a decrease of $17,004,791;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $8,612,125;
  • 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 $2,174,889;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,884,699;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $881,372;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $326,855.
Russia’s exports to Cuba in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,607 0.00 1,056241.57
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6,356,510 6.28 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,833 0.00 4,987-23.14
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 21,999 0.02 21,4952.34
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,072 0.01 7,579-33.08
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,231 0.00 1,579-22.04
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2 0.00 516-99.61
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,160 0.01 11,9651.63
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,387,358 1.37 2,268,730-38.85
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,384,730 2.36 1,342,99577.57
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 41,160 0.04 1,1253,558.67
29 Organic chemicals 4 0.00 2,414-99.83
30 Pharmaceutical products 58 0.00 150,212-99.96
31 Fertilizers 10,148,467 10.03 6,260,02462.12
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 36,283 0.04 62,297-41.76
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2 0.00 0
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 23,012 0.02 10,535118.43
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 1,444-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 524,052 0.52 759,152-30.97
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 45,864 0.05 14,491216.50
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 180,933 0.18 12,2171,380.99
39 Plastics and articles thereof 323,352 0.32 650,207-50.27
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,224,716 3.19 11,836,841-72.76
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 993 0.00 9,111-89.10
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 61,342 0.06 150,074-59.13
45 Cork and articles of cork 116 0.00 186-37.63
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 258,056-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,213,600 6.14 5,733,6788.37
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,979 0.01 9,473-15.77
52 Cotton 0 0.00 1,861-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 7,098 0.01 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,201 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 31 0.00 113-72.57
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 171,804 0.17 170,8310.57
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 1,290-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 452 0.00 933-51.55
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,985 0.00 5,889-32.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 135,968 0.13 34,594293.04
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,853 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 262 0.00 1,263-79.26
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 321 0.00 348-7.76
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 87,653 0.09 64,22936.47
69 Ceramic products 1,649 0.00 83098.67
70 Glass and glassware 238,494 0.24 424,413-43.81
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 571-100.00
72 Iron and steel 1,046,508 1.03 2,931,207-64.30
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,781,087 4.72 4,752,2750.61
74 Copper and articles thereof 23,212 0.02 73,203-68.29
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 246-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 613,581 0.61 500,24522.66
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 453-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 90,295 0.09 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 177,863 0.18 255,319-30.34
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 405,633 0.40 218,89585.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 22,170,242 21.91 43,095,708-48.56
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 9,567,224 9.45 11,742,113-18.52
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 352,590 0.35 17,357,381-97.97
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,925,815 11.79 37,673,865-68.34
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 38,498-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,402,990 4.35 4,395,0750.18
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 22,256 0.02 8,316167.63
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 202,897 0.20 486,364-58.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,995 0.00 1,20365.84
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18,499 0.02 21,589-14.31
SS Classified 13,725,594 13.56 3 653 829275.65

Russia’s Imports from Cuba

The major share of Russian imports from Cuba in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 98.19% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (93.39% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.77% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (0.34% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.02% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (6.13% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Cuba in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $40,323,049;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $575,636;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $409,701.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Cuba in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $2,132,132;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,666,825;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1,525,116;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,398,409;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $338,849.
Russia’s imports from Cuba in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 33,699-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 333,550 0.54 672,399-50.39
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 50,813,093 82.22 10,490,044384.39
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,678 0.00 9,897-72.94
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 324,621 0.53 1,849,737-82.45
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,911,937 6.33 6,044,069-35.28
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,292,432 8.56 6,690,841-20.90
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 16,621 0.03 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 673-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 409,701 0.66 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 666,542 1.08 90,906633.22
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 92 0.00 177-48.02
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 14,770 0.02 6246,066.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 590-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 3,539-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 819-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 1,136-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 10,349-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,451 0.00 18,733-86.92
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 768-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 1,155-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 40 0.00 2,342-98.29
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,338 0.01 1,670,163-99.80
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 170 0.00 21,072-99.19
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 1,137-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,640 0.01 3142,014.65
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 28-100.00
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 0 0.00 648-100.00
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