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Russian trade in goods with Cuba in Q1 2017

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 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Cuba

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Cuba totaled $100,357,453, up 43.32% ($30,333,476) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $94,212,834, up 65.72% ($37,360,740) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $6,144,619, down 53.35% ($7,027,264) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $88,068,215, a 101.62% increase ($44,388,004) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Cuba was Russia’s 78th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 83rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0781% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0721% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Cuba was Russia’s 68th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 74th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1131% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0928% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Cuba was Russia’s 100th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 89th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0136% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0368% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Cuba

The major share of Russian exports to Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 74.33% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (21.81% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.80% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (9.42% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.66% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (2.01% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.95% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (4.31% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.40% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (2.87% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $39,427,235;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $13,844,920;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $12,349,908;
  • 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 $3,956,005;
  • 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 $1,313,598;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $297,478.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,257,935;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $854,239;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $769,962;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $698,157.
Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 491 0.00 105367.62
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 17,696,208 18.78 5,346,300231.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,008 0.00 52093.85
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7,727 0.01 5,93230.26
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,844 0.00 1,6859.44
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 398 0.00 28141.64
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 92 0.00 7031.43
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 258,461 0.27 249,0573.78
31 Fertilizers 467,600 0.50 170,122174.86
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 133-100.00
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 1,475 0.00 29,399-94.98
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,368 0.00 2052,030.73
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 19-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,221 0.00 3,349-63.54
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 301-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15,884 0.02 32,324-50.86
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,071,322 1.14 906,89918.13
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 122 0.00 52134.62
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 65 0.00 149-56.38
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 370,910 0.39 1,628,845-77.23
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,465 0.00 2,31849.48
54 Man-made filaments 42 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 929-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,422-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 305 0.00 130134.62
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 384-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 119 0.00 57108.77
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 16,162 0.02 11,616,100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 22,525 0.02 66,825-66.29
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 189-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 74,426 0.08 18,637299.35
72 Iron and steel 4,012 0.00 702,169-99.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 825,856 0.88 1,595,818-48.25
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,552 0.00 2,22814.54
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,320 0.01 20,638-50.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 498-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 103,989-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 49,306 0.05 27,69678.03
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 19,384,376 20.58 5,539,456249.93
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 2,430,522 2.58 1,116,924117.61
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 4,714,617 5.00 758,612521.48
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 42,902,882 45.54 3,475,6471,134.39
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 61,943-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 592,720 0.63 1,446,959-59.04
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,556 0.00 319387.77
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 214,072 0.23 19,965972.24
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 60-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,501 0.00 704113.21
SS Classified 3,062,302 3.25 33 511 830-90.86

Russia’s Imports from Cuba

The major share of Russian imports from Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 69.36% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 24.83% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (99.94% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.79% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (0.04% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $4,260,724;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $355,486;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $137,616.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $11,511,374;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $199,243;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $70,468.
Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 64,352 1.05 134,820-52.27
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 11,511,374-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 137,616 2.24 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 595,918 9.70 589,9821.01
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 727,910 11.85 927,153-21.49
29 Organic chemicals 1,138 0.02 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,260,724 69.34 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 30 0.00 4650.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,157 0.02 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 155-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 3,711-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 355,668 5.79 182195,321.98
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 0.00 919-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 106 0.00 3,583-97.04

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia