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Russian trade with Costa Rica in 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 Costa Rica in 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Costa Rica

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Costa Rica totaled $105,876,977, up 4.97% ($5,013,358) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in 2016 totaled $30,197,973, up 34.28% ($7,709,967) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in 2016 were $75,679,004, down 3.44% ($2,696,609) from 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Costa Rica in 2016 was $45,481,031, a 18.62% decrease ($10,406,576) over 2015.

Costa Rica was Russia’s 110th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 114th in 2015), accounting for 0.0226% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0192% in 2015).

Costa Rica was Russia’s 123rd largest export market in 2016 (up from 132nd in 2015), accounting for 0.0106% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0065% in 2015).

Costa Rica was Russia’s 86th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 84th in 2015), accounting for 0.0415% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0429% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Costa Rica

The major share of Russian exports to Costa Rica in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 61.30% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (59.96% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 29.33% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (7.55% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.92% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (30.53% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.15% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (0.70% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.00% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (0.28% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $5,469,304;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $4,775,233;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,694,197;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $342,400;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $239,994;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $203,332.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $4,775,163;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $125,506;
  • 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 $109,733.
Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,833 0.01 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 18,144 0.06 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 16,524 0.05 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 266,902 0.88 63,570319.86
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,091,004 6.92 6,866,167-69.55
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 163,672 0.54 273,405-40.14
31 Fertilizers 17,485,003 57.90 12,709,77037.57
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 342,400 1.13 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 519,127 1.72 431,32420.36
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 68,680-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 330,732 1.10 90,738264.49
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 19,591-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 17,417 0.06 46,881-62.85
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 305 0.00 122,441.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 49,548 0.16 63,975-22.55
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 14,583 0.05 0
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 4,090-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 7,464 0.02 0
72 Iron and steel 7,163,429 23.72 1,694,125322.84
73 Articles of iron or steel 254 0.00 3,080-91.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 110 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,694,197 5.61 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 75 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 125,506-100.00
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 3,250 0.01 27,092-88.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 12,000 0.04 0

Russia’s Imports from Costa Rica

The major share of Russian imports from Costa Rica in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 71.64% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (58.88% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.38% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (38.67% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.93% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (1.44% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $5,640,216;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $5,426,907;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $3,263,198;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $731,737;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $259,149.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $17,473,280;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $925,672.
Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
01 Live animals 9,776 0.01 17,356-43.67
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,426,907 7.17 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,371,636 4.46 4,297,308-21.54
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,709 0.01 10,622-18.01
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 43,080,780 56.93 39,817,5828.20
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,843,136 2.44 1,583,98716.36
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,540 0.01 1882,846.81
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 13,381 0.02 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,417 0.01 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 356,823 0.47 261,85736.27
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 96,155 0.13 155,518-38.17
30 Pharmaceutical products 28,225 0.04 12,507125.67
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 55 0.00 1,991-97.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 328,694 0.43 158,963106.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,105,417 1.46 955,43415.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 76 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,381 0.01 26,398-60.68
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 25 0.00 14,000-99.82
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 49,977 0.07 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 7 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,825 0.01 14,150-44.70
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 138,540 0.18 51,647168.24
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,145 0.00 1,069100.65
70 Glass and glassware 7,101 0.01 5,26634.85
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,958 0.00 11,867-75.07
73 Articles of iron or steel 138,386 0.18 246,799-43.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 83 0.00 9,609-99.14
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,246 0.00 29,593-95.79
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,592 0.00 1,89037.14
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,826 0.00 2,51412.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 423,246 0.56 379,82511.43
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,166,238 1.54 434,501168.41
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 5,458,424 7.21 22,931,704-76.20
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,557 0.02 7,96457.67
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,573,720 16.61 6,933,50481.35

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