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Russian trade in goods with Cuba in Q4 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 fourth quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Cuba

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Cuba was $54,331,213, down 40.77% ($37,392,136) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $51,929,165, down 41.50% ($36,839,297) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $2,402,048, down 18.71% ($552,839) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Cuba in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $49,527,117, a 42.29% decrease ($36,286,458) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Cuba was Russia’s 98th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 88th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0325% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0673% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Cuba was Russia’s 85th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 75th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0505% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1059% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Cuba was Russia’s 115th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 110th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0037% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0056% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Cuba

The major share of Russian exports to Cuba in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 82.65% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (85.94% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.90% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (1.06% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.30% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (0.89% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.24% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (2.81% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.21% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (0.63% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.12% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (6.42% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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) - an increase of $17,679,074;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1,507,839;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $916,273;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $758,866;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $695,398;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $308,783.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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) - a decrease of $47,190,906;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $5,641,041;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,835,609;
  • 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) - a decrease of $651,170;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $522,069;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $369,344;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $328,927;
  • 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) - a decrease of $175,058.
Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 963-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 1,342-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 529 0.00 3,403-84.45
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 4,934-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 764 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 5,641,041-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 11,969-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,580 0.00 520203.85
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 14,939 0.03 11,52429.63
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,041 0.01 4,541-11.01
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,243 0.00 16,940-92.66
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 38,387 0.07 2,9591,197.30
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,939,320 3.73 431,481349.46
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 295,476 0.57 361,188-18.19
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 5,388-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 1,909-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 91,370 0.18 85,4516.93
31 Fertilizers 1,046,509 2.02 1,568,578-33.28
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 22 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 1,208 0.00 5,623-78.52
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 344 0.00 113,027.27
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 103-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,849 0.01 393879.39
39 Plastics and articles thereof 165,122 0.32 239,992-31.20
40 Rubber and articles thereof 891,300 1.72 582,51753.01
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8,459 0.02 1,746384.48
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 385 0.00 45755.56
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 13-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 217,391 0.42 546,318-60.21
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 930,003 1.79 13,7306,673.51
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,024 0.00 671,428.36
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 50 0.00 16212.50
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 656 0.00 4,029-83.72
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,630 0.01 1,652119.73
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,281 0.01 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,984 0.02 7,2919.50
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 601 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 785 0.00 1,751-55.17
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 398 0.00 29335.84
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 53,714 0.10 63,307-15.15
69 Ceramic products 3,483 0.01 1621,668.75
70 Glass and glassware 49,468 0.10 109,094-54.66
72 Iron and steel 759,518 1.46 652116,390.49
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,470,648 2.83 775,25089.70
74 Copper and articles thereof 89,769 0.17 3,0192,873.47
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 164,639 0.32 39,648315.25
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 19,757 0.04 30,211-34.60
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 38,368 0.07 94,388-59.35
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15,342,789 29.55 18,178,398-15.60
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 4,320,249 8.32 4,971,419-13.10
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 17,717,362 34.12 38,28846,173.93
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,901,645 9.44 52,092,551-90.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 638,658 1.23 1,008,002-36.64
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5,183 0.01 2,225132.94
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 31,765 0.06 206,823-84.64
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 908 0.00 359152.92
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,096 0.00 2,270-7.67
SS Classified 646,496 1.24 1 592 821-59.41

Russia’s Imports from Cuba

The major share of Russian imports from Cuba in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.85% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (98.64% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.09% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (1.03% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $233,871.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $321,368;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $295,671;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $132,114;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $23,000;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $7,431.
Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 1,053-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 97,340 4.05 229,454-57.58
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 295,671-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,254,876 52.24 1,021,00522.91
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,046,280 43.56 1,367,648-23.50
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 4,375-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 5,210-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,462 0.06 403,555.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 7,431-100.00
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 2,090 0.09 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 23,000-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia