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

Russia’s Trade with Puerto Rico

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Puerto Rico was $200,383,174, down 6.67% ($14,320,115) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Puerto Rico in 2017 were $35,088,795, down 51.40% ($37,106,482) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Puerto Rico in 2017 totaled $165,294,379, up 15.99% ($22,786,367) from 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Puerto Rico in 2017 was $130,205,584, a 85.18% increase ($59,892,849) over 2016.

Puerto Rico was Russia’s 100th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 97th in 2016), accounting for 0.0343% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0459% in 2016).

Puerto Rico was Russia’s 119th largest export market in 2017 (down from 100th in 2016), accounting for 0.0098% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0253% in 2016).

Puerto Rico was Russia’s 73rd largest supplier in 2017 (up from 74th in 2016), accounting for 0.0728% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0782% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Puerto Rico

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 86.35% of Russia’s total exports to Puerto Rico (95.71% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.92% of Russia’s total exports to Puerto Rico (4.24% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.43% of Russia’s total exports to Puerto Rico (0.00% in 2016).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $852,359;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $763,570.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Puerto Rico 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) - a decrease of $38,838,430.
Russia’s exports to Puerto Rico in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 35,226 0.10 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 30,262,247 86.24 69,100,677-56.21
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 39,350 0.11 27,75441.78
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 120 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 34 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 36 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 12,270 0.03 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 52,640 0.15 0
72 Iron and steel 852,359 2.43 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,824,521 10.90 3,060,95124.95
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,193 0.02 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,799 0.01 5,895-69.48

Russia’s Imports from Puerto Rico

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 98.35% of Russia’s total imports from Puerto Rico (93.27% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.02% of Russia’s total imports from Puerto Rico (6.17% in 2016).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $30,243,102.

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6,477,714;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $575,198.
Russia’s imports from Puerto Rico in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 29,615 0.02 9,954197.52
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 286,413 0.17 312,577-8.37
29 Organic chemicals 5,538 0.00 1,178370.12
30 Pharmaceutical products 161,955,674 97.98 131,712,57222.96
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 345,682 0.21 552,349-37.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 65,140-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,665 0.00 576,863-99.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 264,937 0.16 6,2854,115.39
40 Rubber and articles thereof 23 0.00 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 689,104 0.42 405,87069.78
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 1,094-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,421 0.00 1,627294.65
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 19,271 0.01 71,733-73.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 32 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 107,177 0.06 558,170-80.80
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 78,114 0.05 250,093-68.77
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,504,713 0.91 7,982,427-81.15
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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