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

Russia’s Trade with Cuba

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Cuba totaled $59,613,978, up 10.58% ($5,701,986) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $57,386,888, up 51.66% ($19,546,633) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $2,227,090, down 86.14% ($13,844,647) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $55,159,798, a 153.39% increase ($33,391,280) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Cuba was Russia’s 91st largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 99th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0408% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0442% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Cuba was Russia’s 77th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 89th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0672% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0526% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Cuba was Russia’s 112th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 114th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0037% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0322% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Cuba

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 42.72% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (1.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 38.32% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (72.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.78% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (14.46% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.12% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (3.84% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.10% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (3.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.32% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (2.71% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $22,642,195;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,344,195;
  • 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 $3,402,936;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3,169,605;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1,437,040;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $1,198,583;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $487,819;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $338,579;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $173,850.

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

  • 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) - a decrease of $16,526,616;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,190,574;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $839,418;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $188,454.
Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 154 0.00 282-45.39
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,948,988 10.37 5,461,1698.93
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,910 0.01 1,071265.08
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 56,904 0.10 5,509932.93
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,874 0.00 2,548-26.45
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 458 0.00 476-3.78
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 74,459 0.13 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 99,499 0.17 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,437,180 2.50 1401,026,457.14
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 23,079,529 40.22 437,3345,177.32
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 15 0.00 0
29 Organic chemicals 1,384 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 173,850 0.30 0
31 Fertilizers 690,013 1.20 351,43496.34
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 26 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 25,332 0.04 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 573 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 77,587 0.14 13,389479.48
40 Rubber and articles thereof 250,027 0.44 1,089,445-77.05
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,212 0.00 194524.74
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 25 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 151-100.00
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 173-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,239 0.00 1,192,813-99.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,200,280 2.09 1,69770,629.52
54 Man-made filaments 255 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 26,045 0.05 17153,105.88
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 16,317 0.03 1,897760.15
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 171 0.00 13724.82
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 640 0.00 129396.12
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,232 0.01 15,118-65.39
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 59-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 127,872 0.22 7,7961,540.23
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 646-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 137,196 0.24 168,730-18.69
72 Iron and steel 4,321 0.01 157,971-97.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 654,007 1.14 842,461-22.37
74 Copper and articles thereof 9,607 0.02 925938.59
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 29,286 0.05 8,071262.85
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 30,320 0.05 8053,666.46
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 28,390 0.05 16,63470.67
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,805,453 13.60 3,461,258125.51
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 4,474,847 7.80 1,071,911317.46
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 1,218,664 2.12 17,745,280-93.13
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,949,814 13.85 4,780,20966.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 541,504 0.94 387,14439.87
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 142 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 70,361 0.12 65,5387.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 796-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,507 0.01 2,541156.08
SS Classified 1,124,417 1.96 546 357105.80

Russia’s Imports from Cuba

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 73.76% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (80.32% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.22% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (0.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (19.65% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $775,661;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $260,505;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $160,700;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $159,923;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $130,050.

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

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $11,860,464;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $3,158,330;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $319,311.
Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,307 0.06 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 208,712 9.37 78,662165.33
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 11,860,464-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,039 0.27 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 924,018 41.49 148,357522.83
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 502,619 22.57 821,930-38.85
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 265 0.01 1,354-80.43
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 3,158,330-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 107 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 159,923 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 1,836 0.08 2,640-30.45
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 1,046 0.05 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 160,700 7.22 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 260,505 11.70 0

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia