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Russian trade with Cuba in the 4th 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 fourth quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Cuba

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Cuba totaled $91,723,349, up 345.08% ($71,115,117) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $88,768,462, up 374.29% ($70,052,386) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $2,954,887, up 56.17% ($1,062,731) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Cuba in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $85,813,575, a 410.07% increase ($68,989,655) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

Cuba was Russia’s 88th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 120th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0673% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0158% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Cuba was Russia’s 75th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 105th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1059% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0227% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Cuba was Russia’s 110th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 116th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0056% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0039% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Cuba

The major share of Russian exports to Cuba in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 85.94% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (73.56% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.42% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (0.29% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.81% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (9.35% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.06% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (7.32% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.89% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (2.48% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.63% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (5.24% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $46,255,506;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $13,039,478;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $5,638,340;
  • 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) - an increase of $2,835,910;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1,483,562;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $674,753;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $340,272.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $951,783;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $431,963;
  • 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 $285,160;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $280,309.
Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 963 0.00 75727.21
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,342 0.00 92844.61
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,403 0.00 4,255-20.02
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4,934 0.01 3,10858.75
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,641,041 6.35 2,701208,750.09
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 11,969 0.01 9,08431.76
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 520 0.00 959-45.78
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 11,524 0.01 13,521-14.77
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,541 0.01 4,545-0.09
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 16,940 0.02 13,26027.75
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,959 0.00 1,329122.65
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 431,481 0.49 443,691-2.75
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 361,188 0.41 20,9161,626.85
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,388 0.01 0
29 Organic chemicals 1,909 0.00 823,762.50
30 Pharmaceutical products 85,451 0.10 94,273-9.36
31 Fertilizers 1,568,578 1.77 85,0161,745.04
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 5,623 0.01 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 11 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 103 0.00 179-42.46
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 393 0.00 2,078-81.09
39 Plastics and articles thereof 239,992 0.27 33,369619.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 582,517 0.66 1,534,300-62.03
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,746 0.00 6,758-74.16
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 45 0.00 84-46.43
45 Cork and articles of cork 13 0.00 76-82.89
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 546,318 0.62 978,281-44.16
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 13,730 0.02 1,864636.59
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 67 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 16 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4,029 0.00 1,142252.80
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,652 0.00 90582.54
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 328-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,291 0.01 5,59530.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 1,564-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,751 0.00 727140.85
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 293 0.00 22231.98
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 63,307 0.07 24,031163.44
69 Ceramic products 16 0.00 396-95.96
70 Glass and glassware 109,094 0.12 104,5934.30
72 Iron and steel 652 0.00 129,685-99.50
73 Articles of iron or steel 775,250 0.87 1,055,559-26.56
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,019 0.00 6,997-56.85
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 39,648 0.04 15,506155.69
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 68,303-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 30,211 0.03 3,855683.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 94,388 0.11 89,6695.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 18,178,398 20.48 5,138,920253.74
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 4,971,419 5.60 2,135,509132.80
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 38,288 0.04 323,448-88.16
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 52,092,551 58.68 5,837,045792.45
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,008,002 1.14 333,249202.48
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,225 0.00 0
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 206,823 0.23 127,38462.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 359 0.00 626-42.65
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,270 0.00 6,675-65.99
SS Classified 1,592,821 1.79 48 8033,163.78

Russia’s Imports from Cuba

The major share of Russian imports from Cuba in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 98.64% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (99.74% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.03% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (0.21% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $586,902;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $295,671;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $195,987;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $23,000.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $42,740;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $9,261.
Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,053 0.04 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 229,454 7.77 33,467585.61
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 295,671 10.01 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 9,261-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,021,005 34.55 1,063,745-4.02
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,367,648 46.28 780,74675.17
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 781-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,375 0.15 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,210 0.18 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 40 0.00 116-65.52
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,431 0.25 0
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 0 0.00 40-100.00
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 0 0.00 4,000-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 23,000 0.78 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia