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Russian trade with Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico in 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Puerto Rico

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Puerto Rico totaled $214,703,289, up 35.89% ($56,707,701) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Puerto Rico in 2016 totaled $72,195,277, up 134.63% ($41,425,801) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Puerto Rico in 2016 totaled $142,508,012, up 12.01% ($15,281,900) from 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Puerto Rico in 2016 was $70,312,735, a 27.10% decrease ($26,143,901) over 2015.

Puerto Rico was Russia’s 97th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 100th in 2015), accounting for 0.0459% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0300% in 2015).

Puerto Rico was Russia’s 100th largest export market in 2016 (up from 126th in 2015), accounting for 0.0253% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0090% in 2015).

Puerto Rico was Russia’s 74th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 73rd in 2015), accounting for 0.0782% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0696% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Puerto Rico

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 95.71% of Russia’s total exports to Puerto Rico (94.73% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.24% of Russia’s total exports to Puerto Rico (0.00% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to Puerto Rico (4.67% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Puerto Rico 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) - an increase of $39,951,418;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,060,951.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1,438,278.
Russia’s exports to Puerto Rico in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
10 Cereals 0 0.00 1,438,278-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 69,100,677 95.71 29,149,259137.06
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 18,516-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 27,754 0.04 163,373-83.01
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 23-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 27-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,060,951 4.24 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,895 0.01 0

Russia’s Imports from Puerto Rico

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 93.27% of Russia’s total imports from Puerto Rico (95.15% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.17% of Russia’s total imports from Puerto Rico (3.12% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.23% of Russia’s total imports from Puerto Rico (1.52% in 2015).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $12,436,998;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $6,089,018.

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $1,624,231;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,227,009;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $472,889.
Russia’s imports from Puerto Rico in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 9,954 0.01 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 312,577 0.22 1,936,808-83.86
29 Organic chemicals 1,178 0.00 474,067-99.75
30 Pharmaceutical products 131,712,572 92.42 119,275,57410.43
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 552,349 0.39 781,822-29.35
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 65,140 0.05 376,382-82.69
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 576,863 0.40 150,855282.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,285 0.00 1,673275.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 122-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 405,870 0.28 252,36360.83
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,094 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 339-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,627 0.00 470246.17
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 71,733 0.05 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 558,170 0.39 1,785,179-68.73
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 250,093 0.18 297,049-15.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,982,427 5.60 1,893,409321.59
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 80 0.00 0

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia