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Russian trade with Cuba in the 3rd 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 third quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Cuba

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Cuba totaled $53,911,992, up 40.25% ($15,473,421) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $37,840,255, up 39.60% ($10,733,519) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $16,071,737, up 41.83% ($4,739,902) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $21,768,518, a 37.99% increase ($5,993,617) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Cuba was Russia’s 95th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 105th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0442% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0303% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Cuba was Russia’s 91st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 99th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0526% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0341% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Cuba was Russia’s 87th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 95th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0322% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0239% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Cuba

The major share of Russian exports to Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 72.53% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (62.70% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.46% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.84% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (16.13% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.16% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (11.43% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.71% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (6.69% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.16% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (0.04% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $17,732,334;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $5,461,169;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $425,991;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $124,786.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd 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 $4,030,638;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2,193,146;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,903,559;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,688,944;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $1,022,719;
  • 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 $682,632;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $580,559;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $375,162;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - a decrease of $175,247.
Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 282 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,461,169 14.43 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,071 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,509 0.01 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,548 0.01 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 476 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 140 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 437,334 1.16 11,3433,755.54
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 92,610-100.00
31 Fertilizers 351,434 0.93 1,374,153-74.43
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 164-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 82-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,389 0.04 126,708-89.43
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,089,445 2.88 2,778,389-60.79
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 194 0.00 332-41.57
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 151 0.00 48214.58
45 Cork and articles of cork 173 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,192,813 3.15 3,096,372-61.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,697 0.00 1,25335.43
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 17 0.00 2,225-99.24
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,897 0.01 4,198-54.81
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 137 0.00 1,266-89.18
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 129 0.00 4,073-96.83
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 15,118 0.04 5,947154.21
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 2,841-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 59 0.00 561-89.48
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,796 0.02 11,646-33.06
69 Ceramic products 646 0.00 140361.43
70 Glass and glassware 168,730 0.45 43,944283.97
72 Iron and steel 157,971 0.42 159,746-1.11
73 Articles of iron or steel 842,461 2.23 1,423,020-40.80
74 Copper and articles thereof 925 0.00 6,206-85.10
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,071 0.02 32,562-75.21
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 175,247-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 805 0.00 7,715-89.57
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 16,634 0.04 9,03484.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,461,258 9.15 7,491,896-53.80
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 1,071,911 2.83 1,754,543-38.91
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 17,745,280 46.90 12,946136,971.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,780,209 12.63 6,973,355-31.45
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 387,144 1.02 762,306-49.21
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 5,570-100.00
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 65,538 0.17 170,686-61.60
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 796 0.00 90784.44
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,541 0.01 1,74345.78
SS Classified 546,357 1.44 561,776-2.74

Russia’s Imports from Cuba

The major share of Russian imports from Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 80.32% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (99.90% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.65% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (0.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $3,146,608;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $1,566,547;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $277,033;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $61,820.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $316,100.
Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 78,662 0.49 16,842367.06
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 11,860,464 73.80 10,293,91715.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 148,357 0.92 464 457-68.06
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 821,930 5.11 544,89750.84
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,354 0.01 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,158,330 19.65 11,72226,843.61
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 2,640 0.02 0

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