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Russian trade with Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2016

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 the first quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia's Trade with Cuba

In the 1st quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with Cuba totaled $70,023,977, up 209.38% ($47,390,427) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2016 totaled $56,852,094, up 337.09% ($43,844,996) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2016 totaled $13,171,883, up 36.83% ($3,545,431) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade surplus with Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2016 was $43,680,211, a 1,192.07% increase ($40,299,565) over the 1st quarter of 2015.

Cuba was Russia's 83rd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 111th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.072% of Russia's total trade (up from 0.017% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Cuba was Russia's 74th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 105th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.093% of Russia's total exports (up from 0.014% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Cuba was Russia's 89th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 92nd in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.037% of Russia's total imports (up from 0.023% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Russia's Exports to Cuba

The major share of Russian exports to Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2016 (and in the 1st quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 21.81% of Russia's total exports to Cuba (60.85% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.42% of Russia's total exports to Cuba (0.07% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.31% of Russia's total exports to Cuba (6.50% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.87% of Russia's total exports to Cuba (0.62% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.01% of Russia's total exports to Cuba (22.10% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.44% of Russia's total exports to Cuba (4.29% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's exports to Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 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 $5,346,300;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,556,432;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,353,259;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,218,203;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,195,716;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $946,569;
  • 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 $756,654;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $536,541;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $474,777;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $243,935.

The largest declines in Russia's exports to Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $2,054,903;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $552,357.
Russia's exports to Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total export
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 105 0.00 -81.90
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,346,300 9.40
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 520 0.00 -47.26
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,932 0.01 -3.17
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,685 0.00 37.66
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 281 0.00 -37.42
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 70 0.00 -99.99
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 249,057 0.44 4,762.50
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 -100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 -100.00
31 Fertilizers 170,122 0.30 -92.35
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 133 0.00 -98.32
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 29,399 0.05 717.55
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 205 0.00 -70.25
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 19 0.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,349 0.01
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 301 0.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 32,324 0.06 101.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 906,899 1.60 109.87
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 52 0.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 149 0.00 -14.37
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 -100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,628,845 2.87 2,149.38
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,318 0.00 -69.70
55 Man-made staple fibers 929 0.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,422 0.00 3,546.15
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 130 0.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 -100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 384 0.00 -94.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 57 0.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1 0.00 -96.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 66,825 0.12 2,392.54
69 Ceramic products 189 0.00 -54.78
70 Glass and glassware 18,637 0.03 59.69
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 -100.00
72 Iron and steel 702,169 1.24 323.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,595,818 2.81 145.79
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,228 0.00 -51.14
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 20,638 0.04 24.28
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 498 0.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 103,989 0.18 11,825.34
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 27,696 0.05 285.63
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,539,456 9.74 27.53
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 1,116,924 1.96 -1.26
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 758,612 1.33 38,644.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,475,647 6.11 63.76
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 61,943 0.11 -28.89
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,446,959 2.55 532.53
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 319 0.00 -84.66
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 19,965 0.04 -4.94
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 60 0.00 -95.31
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 704 0.00 -95.87
SS Classified 33,511,830 58.95 4,973.21

Russia's Imports from Cuba

The major share of Russian imports from Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2016 (and in the 1st quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.94% of Russia's total imports from Cuba (99.14% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's imports from Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $2,761,202;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $869,081;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $53,720.

The largest declines in Russia's imports from Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $66,710.
Russia's imports from Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total import
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 134,820 1.02 -18.73
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 11,511,374 87.39 31.56
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 -100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 589,982 4.48 10.02
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 927,153 7.04 1,496.56
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4 0.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 -100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 155 0.00 -88.35
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,711 0.03
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 182 0.00 -99.73
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 919 0.01 -92.85
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,583 0.03
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia