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Russian trade in goods with Cuba 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 Cuba in the first quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Cuba

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Cuba was $75,821,772, down 24.45% ($24,535,681) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2018 were $73,575,286, down 21.91% ($20,637,548) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2018 were $2,246,486, down 63.44% ($3,898,133) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $71,328,800, a 19.01% decrease ($16,739,415) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

Cuba was Russia’s 87th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 78th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0481% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0781% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Cuba was Russia’s 76th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 68th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0714% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1131% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Cuba was Russia’s 121st largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 100th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0041% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0136% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Cuba

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 47.88% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (74.33% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 31.68% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (18.80% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.35% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (0.95% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.60% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (0.40% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.34% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (1.66% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.28% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (0.27% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

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

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $5,391,141;
  • 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 $5,185,231;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $5,033,306;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $3,834,086;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,551,394;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $1,587,601;
  • 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) - an increase of $1,144,724;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $712,462;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $497,904;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $326,986;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $302,682.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 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 $39,960,004;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,003,335;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $393,039;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $342,850.
Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16,976 0.02 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 171 0.00 491-65.17
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 23,087,349 31.38 17,696,20830.46
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,324 0.01 1,008328.97
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 54,461 0.07 7,727604.81
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 32,387 0.04 1,8441,656.34
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 605 0.00 39852.01
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 77,495 0.11 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 34,465 0.05 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 712,554 0.97 92774,415.22
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 225,739 0.31 258,461-12.66
30 Pharmaceutical products 57,327 0.08 0
31 Fertilizers 124,750 0.17 467,600-73.32
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 416 0.00 1,475-71.80
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 4,368-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 1,221-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,866 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 123,104 0.17 15,884675.02
40 Rubber and articles thereof 678,283 0.92 1,071,322-36.69
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 122-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 210 0.00 65223.08
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 868,814 1.18 370,910134.24
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 306,147 0.42 3,4658,735.41
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 42-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 305-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 135,735 0.18 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,161 0.01 1195,077.31
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 23,705 0.03 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 21,513 0.03 16,16233.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,287 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 38 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 26,650 0.04 22,52518.31
70 Glass and glassware 401,412 0.55 74,426439.34
72 Iron and steel 3,838,098 5.22 4,01295,565.45
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,377,250 5.95 825,856430.03
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,086 0.00 2,552-18.26
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,461 0.01 10,320-37.39
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,587,601 2.16 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10,428 0.01 49,306-78.85
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14,381,041 19.55 19,384,376-25.81
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 2,379,837 3.23 2,430,522-2.09
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 9,899,848 13.46 4,714,617109.98
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,942,878 4.00 42,902,882-93.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,626,026 7.65 592,720849.19
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 200 0.00 1,556-87.15
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 1,358,796 1.85 214,072534.74
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,647 0.00 1,5019.73
SS Classified 137,145 0.19 3 062 302-95.52

Russia’s Imports from Cuba

The major share of Russian imports from Cuba 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) - 99.59% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (24.83% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.34% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (5.79% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (69.36% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $492,208;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $209,018;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $158,405;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $7,314.

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $4,260,724;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $355,435;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $137,616;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $10,452.
Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 492,208 21.91 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 53,900 2.40 64,352-16.24
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 137,616-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 804,936 35.83 595,91835.07
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 886,315 39.45 727,91021.76
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 1,138-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 4,260,724-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 37 0.00 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 30-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 1,157-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,425 0.06 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 233 0.01 355,668-99.93
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 12 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,420 0.33 1066,900.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia