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

Russia’s Trade with Cuba

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Cuba totaled $76,274,322, up 153.98% ($46,242,121) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $73,453,261, up 164.89% ($45,723,484) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $2,821,061, up 22.53% ($518,637) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Cuba in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $70,632,200, a 177.78% increase ($45,204,847) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Cuba was Russia’s 91st largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 99th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0546% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0276% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Cuba was Russia’s 77th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 89th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0875% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0417% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Cuba was Russia’s 112th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 114th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0051% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0054% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Cuba

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 50.46% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (69.30% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 36.61% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (3.63% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.30% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (12.41% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.42% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (8.21% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.09% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (5.52% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 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 $26,886,653;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $10,769,814;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,279,768;
  • 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 $2,084,694;
  • 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 $1,239,990;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $541,174;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $474,487;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $397,729;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - an increase of $226,415;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $222,649.

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

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1,003,055;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $897,766;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $401,067;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $242,584.
Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 242 0.00 98146.94
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 582 0.00 142309.86
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,901 0.01 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,762 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 457 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,396 0.00 1,006,451-99.66
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 26,886,653 36.60 0
29 Organic chemicals 968 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,979,890 2.70 2,380,957-16.84
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 72,108-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,505 0.00 0
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 221 0.00 96,851-99.77
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 224 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 222,649 0.30 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 406-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,246 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 171,908 0.23 66,249159.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 780,246 1.06 824,569-5.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,498 0.00 1321,034.85
45 Cork and articles of cork 75 0.00 158-52.53
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,377,662 1.88 2,275,428-39.45
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 398,840 0.54 1,11135,799.19
52 Cotton 39 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 13,065 0.02 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 879-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 840 0.00 102723.53
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 64,870 0.09 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,962 0.01 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,760 0.01 1,022365.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,454 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 27,255 0.04 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 16,800 0.02 33,390-49.69
69 Ceramic products 2,648 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 114,051 0.16 202,336-43.63
72 Iron and steel 58 0.00 242,642-99.98
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,209,282 1.65 1,185,6501.99
74 Copper and articles thereof 20,875 0.03 14,54243.55
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,988-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 29,542 0.04 22,33932.24
78 Lead and articles thereof 163 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 226,415 0.31 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,058 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 180 0.00 437-58.81
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 47,542 0.06 61,483-22.67
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,989,157 10.88 4,709,38969.64
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 3,070,658 4.18 985,964211.44
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 8,991,727 12.24 7,751,73716.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16,195,008 22.05 5,425,194198.51
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 820,200 1.12 345,713137.25
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 490 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 555,394 0.76 14,2203,805.72
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,959 0.01 5,090-22.22
SS Classified 2,200,884 3.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Cuba

The major share of Russian imports from Cuba 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) - 74.18% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (99.61% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 20.30% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (0.37% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.17% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $487,640;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $243,219;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $103,221;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $59,851;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $33,300;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $25,909;
  • 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 $18,258;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $13,478.

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $450,318;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $13,841.
Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 708 0.03 6,480-89.07
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 249,873 8.86 6,6543,655.23
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 13,841-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 791,872 28.07 1,242,190-36.25
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,050,151 37.23 1,024,2422.53
39 Plastics and articles thereof 763 0.03 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,845 0.14 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 44 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 104 0.00 559-81.40
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 103,221 3.66 0
78 Lead and articles thereof 887 0.03 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13,478 0.48 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 62,116 2.20 2,2652,642.43
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 22,086 0.78 3,828476.96
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 487,640 17.29 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 966 0.03 2,365-59.15
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 33,300 1.18 0

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