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Russian trade in goods with Costa Rica in Q1 2018

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Costa Rica in the first quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Costa Rica

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Costa Rica totaled $36,557,925, up 48.22% ($11,894,071) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $15,741,122, up 239.52% ($11,104,806) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $20,816,803, up 3.94% ($789,265) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Costa Rica in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $5,075,681, a 67.02% decrease ($10,315,541) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

Costa Rica was Russia’s 107th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 111th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0232% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0192% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Costa Rica was Russia’s 110th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 121st in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0153% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0056% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Costa Rica was Russia’s 86th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 85th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0381% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0443% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Costa Rica

The major share of Russian exports to Costa Rica in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 65.85% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (46.25% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 22.42% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (27.35% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.28% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (22.72% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.15% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (2.59% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $7,630,578;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2,261,129;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $673,781;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $590,719;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $61,267;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $51,100.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $88,639;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $59,076.
Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,928 0.04 40,254-82.79
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,529,349 22.42 1,268,220178.29
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,675 0.04 95,314-93.00
29 Organic chemicals 51,100 0.32 0
31 Fertilizers 1,391,848 8.84 718,06793.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 97,200 0.62 64,90049.77
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,608 0.04 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 109,148 0.69 47,881127.96
40 Rubber and articles thereof 113,121 0.72 127,258-11.11
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 37,642 0.24 9,808283.79
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 234 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,254 0.01 0
72 Iron and steel 9,248,782 58.76 1,618,204471.55
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,116,833 7.10 526,114112.28
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 59,076-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 23,400 0.15 61,220-61.78

Russia’s Imports from Costa Rica

The major share of Russian imports from Costa Rica in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 74.07% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (63.25% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 23.33% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (33.56% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.96% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (1.98% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $3,953,390;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $379,061;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $126,844;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $123,250;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $82,125.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $2,192,386;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $867,800;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $362,409;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $324,763;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $75,133.
Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
01 Live animals 7,864 0.04 5,96631.81
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 867,800-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 593,668 2.85 650,047-8.67
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 13,839,237 66.48 9,885,84739.99
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 822,980 3.95 1,185,389-30.57
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 50 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,768 0.02 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 2,861-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 151,168 0.73 69,043118.95
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,340 0.03 4,08855.09
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 123,250 0.59 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 352-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 69,451 0.33 67,4982.89
40 Rubber and articles thereof 143 0.00 324,906-99.96
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,503 0.03 796,865.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,887 0.03 944629.56
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12,199 0.06 41,914-70.90
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,466 0.01 2,574-43.05
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 15,826 0.08 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 109,735 0.53 58,69286.97
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,020 0.01 811149.08
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,699 0.01 1,36298.16
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6 0.00 954-99.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 41,092 0.20 116,225-64.64
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,514 0.01 60,599-97.50
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 569,523 2.74 2,761,909-79.38
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,887 0.03 5612,198.21
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,278,168 20.55 3,899,1079.72
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 145,359 0.70 18,515685.09
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