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Russian trade with Cuba in 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 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Cuba

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Cuba totaled $290,178,424, up 16.97% ($42,100,336) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Cuba in 2017 totaled $276,583,592, up 29.50% ($62,999,917) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Cuba in 2017 were $13,594,832, down 60.59% ($20,899,581) from 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Cuba in 2017 was $262,988,760, a 46.85% increase ($83,899,498) over 2016.

Cuba was Russia’s 91st largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 92nd in 2016), accounting for 0.0497% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0530% in 2016).

Cuba was Russia’s 77th largest export market in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.0775% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0748% in 2016).

Cuba was Russia’s 112th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 95th in 2016), accounting for 0.0060% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0189% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Cuba

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.04% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (63.62% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 19.49% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (1.16% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.66% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (7.74% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.94% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (3.99% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.07% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (2.79% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.63% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (2.65% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Cuba in 2017 over 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 $49,472,540;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $17,947,958;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $7,196,686;
  • 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 $6,348,454;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $6,175,750;
  • 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 $6,005,749;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $2,513,731;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1,941,848.

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

  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $3,675,203.
Russia’s exports to Cuba in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 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 1,416 0.00 3,888-63.58
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 23,645,196 8.55 16,448,51043.75
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 7,079 0.00 2,252214.34
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 85,471 0.03 22,965272.18
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 9,521 0.00 8,7748.51
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,556 0.00 17,697-85.56
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 112,846 0.04 2,9593,713.65
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 99,499 0.04 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,379,990 1.22 1,438,142135.02
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 50,520,119 18.27 1,047,5794,722.56
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 15 0.00 5,388-99.72
29 Organic chemicals 2,352 0.00 1,90923.21
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,245,110 0.81 2,466,408-8.97
31 Fertilizers 2,204,122 0.80 2,162,2421.94
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,553 0.00 1331,819.55
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 28,237 0.01 131,872-78.59
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,938 0.00 2162,186.11
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 222,649 0.08 191,171,736.84
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,221 0.00 3,858-68.35
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,668 0.00 694860.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 430,502 0.16 351,95422.32
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,992,897 1.08 3,403,430-12.06
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 9,793 0.00 1,991391.86
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 25 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,949 0.00 474311.18
45 Cork and articles of cork 75 0.00 344-78.20
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,968,200 0.71 5,643,403-65.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,532,589 0.92 18,85813,329.79
52 Cotton 39 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 297 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 929-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 40,134 0.01 1,5062,564.94
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 355 0.00 1,025-65.37
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 17,812 0.01 6,412177.79
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 68,791 0.02 1,8463,626.49
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9,883 0.00 1297,561.24
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 34,137 0.01 23,43245.69
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,055 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 28,040 0.01 1,8101,449.17
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 220,914 0.08 171,32028.95
69 Ceramic products 6,131 0.00 851620.45
70 Glass and glassware 375,141 0.14 498,799-24.79
72 Iron and steel 767,908 0.28 1,103,434-30.41
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,159,794 1.50 4,399,179-5.44
74 Copper and articles thereof 122,805 0.04 20,714492.86
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,988-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 233,786 0.08 90,696157.77
78 Lead and articles thereof 163 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 226,415 0.08 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,058 0.00 498313.25
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 50,257 0.02 135,441-62.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 163,603 0.06 200,203-18.28
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 50,159,771 18.14 32,211,81355.72
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 14,296,272 5.17 8,290,52372.44
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 32,642,371 11.80 26,293,91724.14
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 71,949,348 26.01 65,773,5989.39
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 61,943-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,556,531 0.92 3,244,878-21.21
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7,371 0.00 2,544189.74
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 871,589 0.32 306,547184.32
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 908 0.00 1,215-25.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 14,064 0.01 10,60432.63
SS Classified 7,034,099 2.54 37 519 421-81.25

Russia’s Imports from Cuba

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 56.34% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (90.67% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 31.38% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (9.17% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.14% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (0.13% in 2016).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,098,019;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $648,340;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $567,829;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $565,163;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $232,629;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $177,202;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $104,489.

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

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $23,371,839;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $814,009;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $152,016.
Russia’s imports from Cuba in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,015 0.01 7,533-73.25
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 620,277 4.56 443,07539.99
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 23,371,839-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 143,655 1.06 295,671-51.41
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 13,841-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,566,695 26.24 3,001,53218.83
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,326,962 24.47 4,140,971-19.66
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 265 0.00 1,354-80.43
29 Organic chemicals 1,138 0.01 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,260,724 31.34 3,162,70534.72
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 107 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 763 0.01 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,875 0.03 496,775.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,157 0.01 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 44 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 5,210-100.00
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 104,684 0.77 19553,584.10
78 Lead and articles thereof 887 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13,491 0.10 3,711263.54
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 577,707 4.25 9,8785,748.42
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 26,012 0.19 7,387252.13
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 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 648,340 4.77 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 261,577 1.92 28,948803.61
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 0.24 0
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