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Russian trade in goods with Costa Rica in Q2 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 Costa Rica in the second quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Costa Rica

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Costa Rica totaled $37,432,560, up 84.78% ($17,175,132) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $12,595,401, up 209.49% ($8,525,669) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $24,837,159, up 53.43% ($8,649,463) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Costa Rica in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $12,241,758, a 1.02% increase ($123,794) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Costa Rica was Russia’s 104th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 108th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0268% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0186% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Costa Rica was Russia’s 111th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 122nd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0150% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0061% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Costa Rica was Russia’s 82nd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 85th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0445% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0382% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Costa Rica

The major share of Russian exports to Costa Rica in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 84.13% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (0.08% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.59% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (91.41% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.44% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (7.30% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.47% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $9,781,839;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $811,577;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $184,780;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $135,951;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $112,830.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $2,553,860.
Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 27,567 0.22 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 433,155 3.44 297,20445.74
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 22,864 0.18 34,880-34.45
31 Fertilizers 971,334 7.71 3,525,194-72.45
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 125,800 1.00 92,20036.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 180,873 1.44 68,043165.82
40 Rubber and articles thereof 32,801 0.26 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,827 0.07 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,558 0.08 17,417-39.38
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 19,388-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 18 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 9,781,839 77.66 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 814,983 6.47 3,40623,827.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 184,780 1.47 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 12,000-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Costa Rica

The major share of Russian imports from Costa Rica in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 51.72% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (63.28% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 46.31% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (32.54% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.63% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (3.03% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 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) - an increase of $4,706,620;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $2,675,887;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,553,424;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $114,730;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $96,468.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $287,972;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $279,231.
Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
01 Live animals 9,051 0.04 930873.23
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 63,667 0.26 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 481,557 1.94 760,788-36.70
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 11,665,970 46.97 8,990,08329.76
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 511,493 2.06 415,02523.24
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 113,490 0.46 77,13947.12
30 Pharmaceutical products 796 0.00 7,690-89.65
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 375 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 101,744 0.41 139,830-27.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 54,441 0.22 342,413-84.10
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,695 0.01 4,164-59.29
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,175 0.02 1,030402.43
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 51,682 0.21 43,36519.18
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 247 0.00 529-53.31
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 1,432-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,107 0.00 1,612-31.33
73 Articles of iron or steel 47,206 0.19 68,055-30.64
74 Copper and articles thereof 113 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,967 0.02 1,949154.85
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,001 0.02 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 179,011 0.72 64,281178.48
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,078 0.00 27,499-96.08
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 6,241,722 25.13 1,535,102306.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,034 0.01 931225.89
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,257,273 21.17 3,703,84941.94
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 36,264 0.15 0

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