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Russian trade in goods with Costa Rica in Q2 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 second quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Costa Rica

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Costa Rica totaled $55,181,663, up 47.42% ($17,749,103) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $28,810,916, up 128.74% ($16,215,515) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $26,370,747, up 6.17% ($1,533,588) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade balance with Costa Rica went from a deficit of $12,241,758 in the 2nd quarter of 2017, to a surplus of $2,440,169 in the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Costa Rica was Russia’s 96th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 104th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0323% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0268% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Costa Rica was Russia’s 100th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 111th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0261% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0150% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Costa Rica was Russia’s 84th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 82nd in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0434% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0445% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Costa Rica

The major share of Russian exports to Costa Rica in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 44.32% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (84.13% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 35.24% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (3.44% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.06% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (10.59% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.01% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (1.47% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 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 $9,718,611;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $4,192,678;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,217,183;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $206,250;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $91,399.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $180,949.
Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,048 0.03 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 14,562 0.05 27,567-47.18
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 10,151,766 35.24 433,1552,243.68
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 55,000 0.19 22,864140.55
29 Organic chemicals 206,250 0.72 0
31 Fertilizers 5,164,012 17.92 971,334431.64
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 97,200 0.34 125,800-22.73
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 586 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 131,358 0.46 180,873-27.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 124,200 0.43 32,801278.65
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 60 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 8,827-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 84,673 0.29 10,558701.98
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 26 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 2-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 18-100.00
72 Iron and steel 11,999,022 41.65 9,781,83922.67
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 769,675 2.67 814,983-5.56
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,831 0.01 184,780-97.93
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 7 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 640 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Costa Rica

The major share of Russian imports from Costa Rica in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 66.39% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (51.72% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 32.36% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (46.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd 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 $5,089,161;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,227,031;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $91,232.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd 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 $5,220,219;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $272,237;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $177,890;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $125,634.
Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 6,763 0.03 9,051-25.28
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 63,667-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 355,923 1.35 481,557-26.09
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 16,755,131 63.54 11,665,97043.62
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 239,256 0.91 511,493-53.22
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 150,448 0.57 113,49032.56
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,979 0.02 796651.13
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 91,232 0.35 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 171 0.00 375-54.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 67,164 0.25 101,744-33.99
40 Rubber and articles thereof 56 0.00 54,441-99.90
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,360 0.05 1,695629.20
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 9 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,487 0.01 5,175-32.62
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 47,361 0.18 51,682-8.36
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 495 0.00 247100.40
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 20,805 0.08 1,1071,779.40
73 Articles of iron or steel 54,503 0.21 47,20615.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 230 0.00 113103.54
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,288 0.03 4,96746.73
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 468 0.00 4,001-88.30
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,121 0.00 179,011-99.37
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,500 0.01 1,078131.91
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 1,021,503 3.87 6,241,722-83.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 24,115 0.09 3,034694.83
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,484,304 28.38 5,257,27342.36
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 234 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 17,841 0.07 36,264-50.80
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia