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

Russia’s Trade with Puerto Rico

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Puerto Rico was $40,867,563, down 22.16% ($11,636,193) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Puerto Rico in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $1,376,457, down 83.46% ($6,946,900) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Puerto Rico in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $39,491,106, down 10.61% ($4,689,293) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Puerto Rico in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $38,114,649, a 6.30% increase ($2,257,607) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Puerto Rico was Russia’s 99th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 88th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0280% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0431% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Puerto Rico was Russia’s 149th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 92nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0016% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0116% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Puerto Rico was Russia’s 71st largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 73rd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0649% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0884% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Puerto Rico

The major share of Russian exports to Puerto Rico 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) - 70.96% of Russia’s total exports to Puerto Rico (16.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 24.22% of Russia’s total exports to Puerto Rico (83.42% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $52,640;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $35,226;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $6,633.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Puerto Rico 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) - a decrease of $6,645,317;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $381,953;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $14,283.
Russia’s exports to Puerto Rico in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 35,226 2.56 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 298,200 21.66 6,943,517-95.71
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13,471 0.98 27,754-51.46
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 120 0.01 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 34 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 52,640 3.82 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 970,133 70.48 1,352,086-28.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,633 0.48 0

Russia’s Imports from Puerto Rico

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 98.24% of Russia’s total imports from Puerto Rico (96.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.79% of Russia’s total imports from Puerto Rico (3.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $217,328.

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $3,106,299;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,294,891;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $575,764.
Russia’s imports from Puerto Rico in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 96,589 0.24 52,92082.52
29 Organic chemicals 2,197 0.01 427414.52
30 Pharmaceutical products 38,707,535 98.02 41,813,834-7.43
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 54,720 0.14 89,314-38.73
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 581 0.00 576,345-99.90
39 Plastics and articles thereof 32,510 0.08 22114,610.41
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 283,181 0.72 65,853330.02
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 1,094-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,715 0.01 1861,897.31
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 8,451-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 42,411 0.11 16,558156.14
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 11,227 0.03 3,785196.62
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 256,440 0.65 1,551,331-83.47
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 0 0.00 80-100.00

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