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Russian trade in goods with Costa Rica in Q3 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 third quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Costa Rica

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Costa Rica totaled $21,245,420, up 21.91% ($3,817,912) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $2,490,268, down 43.11% ($1,886,973) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $18,755,152, up 43.71% ($5,704,885) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $16,264,884, a 87.53% increase ($7,591,858) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Costa Rica was Russia’s 104th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 108th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0145% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0143% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Costa Rica was Russia’s 111th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 122nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0029% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0061% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Costa Rica was Russia’s 82nd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 85th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0308% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0261% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Costa Rica

The major share of Russian exports to Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 60.07% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (31.73% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.92% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (54.42% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.08% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (12.20% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.18% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (0.07% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.66% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (0.61% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,057,623;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $178,799;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $11,680;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $8,626.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $1,767,631;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $950,145;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $307,778;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $69,944;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $17,332;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $14,583;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $8,430.
Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,108 0.12 8,932-65.20
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 20,766 0.83 9,086128.55
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 17,347 0.70 8,72198.91
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 226,225 9.08 534,003-57.64
31 Fertilizers 390,687 15.69 2,158,318-81.90
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 97,000 3.90 95,4001.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 58,246 2.34 128,190-54.56
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 17,332-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,010 0.08 10,440-80.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 47 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 14,583-100.00
72 Iron and steel 24,556 0.99 974,701-97.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 254-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 110-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,471,469 59.09 413,846255.56
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 75-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 178,799 7.18 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 3,250-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Costa Rica

The major share of Russian imports from Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 49.57% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (40.14% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 46.98% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (55.81% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.10% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (1.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.82% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (2.37% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $2,910,544;
  • 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 $2,858,892;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,265,857;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $218,221.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,076,041;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $784,680;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $438,355;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $167,387;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $125,984.
Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
01 Live animals 9,387 0.05 8251,037.82
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 784,680-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 559,910 2.99 998,265-43.91
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,727,355 41.20 4,816,81160.42
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 446,380 2.38 572,364-22.01
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 5,287-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 15,279 0.08 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 53,233 0.28 56,652-6.04
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 48,610-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,800 0.04 11,839-34.12
39 Plastics and articles thereof 81,239 0.43 66,04023.01
40 Rubber and articles thereof 63,958 0.34 231,345-72.35
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 76-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,659 0.02 1,120315.98
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 25-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12,192 0.07 4,359179.70
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 65,645 0.35 66,320-1.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,061 0.01 1,0065.47
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 2,261-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,232 0.01 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 39,721 0.21 21,46685.04
74 Copper and articles thereof 920 0.00 0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,912 0.01 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,995 0.04 6212,795.16
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,938 0.02 326801.23
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 340,033 1.81 121,812179.15
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,059 0.01 1,078,100-99.81
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 4,381,862 23.36 1,522,970187.72
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 20,212 0.11 11,62673.85
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,891,877 26.08 2,626,02086.28
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 16,293 0.09 0

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