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Russian trade with the Dominican Republic in 2015

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 2015: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with the Dominican Republic

In 2015, Russia’s trade with the Dominican Republic was $91,904,119, down 27.59% ($35,022,035) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to the Dominican Republic in 2015 were $79,440,264, down 25.05% ($26,551,515) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from the Dominican Republic in 2015 were $12,463,855, down 40.46% ($8,470,520) from 2014.

Russia’s trade surplus with the Dominican Republic in 2015 was $66,976,409, a 21.26% decrease ($18,080,995) over 2014.

The Dominican Republic was Russia’s 116th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 109th in 2014), accounting for 0.0175% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0162% in 2014).

The Dominican Republic was Russia’s 103rd largest export market in 2015 (down from 95th in 2014), accounting for 0.0231% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0213% in 2014).

The Dominican Republic was Russia’s 108th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 105th in 2014), accounting for 0.0068% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0073% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to the Dominican Republic

The major share of Russian exports to the Dominican Republic in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 86.01% of Russia’s total exports to the Dominican Republic (88.28% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.19% of Russia’s total exports to the Dominican Republic (9.58% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.00% of Russia’s total exports to the Dominican Republic (0.00% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.87% of Russia’s total exports to the Dominican Republic (0.87% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.21% of Russia’s total exports to the Dominican Republic (0.58% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the Dominican Republic in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1,585,217;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $610,352;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $459,333.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the Dominican Republic in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $25,348,188;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $2,184,554;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $1,177,210.
Russia’s exports to the Dominican Republic in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
10 Cereals 1,585,217 2.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 850 0.00 75612.43
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11,619 0.01 55,916-79.22
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,477,116 1.86 866,76470.42
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,392,883 6.79 6,570,093-17.92
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 119,771-100.00
31 Fertilizers 941,319 1.18 3,125,873-69.89
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 0 0.00 377-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 175,679 0.22 336,456-47.79
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 3,341-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,867 0.01 123,290-90.37
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 947,170 1.19 487,83794.16
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 816 0.00 56245.20
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 130-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 21,990 0.03 1,1441,822.20
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 12-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 520,286 0.65 501,3983.77
72 Iron and steel 68,214,485 85.87 93,562,673-27.09
73 Articles of iron or steel 109,289 0.14 72015,079.03
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,358-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 1,647-100.00
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 11,762 0.01 150,866-92.20
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,825 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 1,094-100.00
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 13,900 0.02 78,795-82.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 894-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 191 0.00 121,491.67

Russia’s Imports from the Dominican Republic

The major share of Russian imports from the Dominican Republic in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 41.41% of Russia’s total imports from the Dominican Republic (37.45% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 26.13% of Russia’s total imports from the Dominican Republic (19.38% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.27% of Russia’s total imports from the Dominican Republic (34.20% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.59% of Russia’s total imports from the Dominican Republic (5.76% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.63% of Russia’s total imports from the Dominican Republic (2.67% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from the Dominican Republic in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $329,149;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $119,661;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $53,376;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $52,825;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $50,369;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $41,242.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from the Dominican Republic in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $4,625,186;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,669,069;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,114,465;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $498,821;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $133,425;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $60,922.
Russia’s imports from the Dominican Republic in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 43-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 117,801 0.95 64,97681.30
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 289,646 2.32 423,071-31.54
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 96,948 0.78 46,579108.14
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 14,481 0.12 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,911,975 15.34 1,582,82620.80
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 825,836 6.63 1,940,301-57.44
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,389,554 19.17 7,014,740-65.94
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 88,420 0.71 35,044152.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 48,520 0.39 109,442-55.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 28-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,972 0.02 2,66211.65
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 20,404 0.16 9312,091.62
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 95,181 0.76 108,504-12.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 30 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 114 0.00 919-87.60
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,447 0.04 9,727-44.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 274,032 2.20 154,37177.52
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 541,371 4.34 1,040,192-47.95
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 1,545-100.00
72 Iron and steel 575,536 4.62 534,2947.72
73 Articles of iron or steel 733 0.01 1,355-45.90
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 2-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 281-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,371 0.01 22,334-93.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 123 0.00 35,314-99.65
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 262,501 2.11 235,94211.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,899,259 39.31 7,568,328-35.27
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 70 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,530 0.01 624145.19
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia