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Russian trade in goods with Costa Rica in Q3 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 third quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Costa Rica

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Costa Rica totaled $23,739,161, up 11.74% ($2,493,741) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $5,622,057, up 125.76% ($3,131,789) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $18,117,104, down 3.40% ($638,048) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $12,495,047, a 23.18% decrease ($3,769,837) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Costa Rica was Russia’s 122nd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 118th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0138% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0145% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Costa Rica was Russia’s 131st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 139th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0050% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0029% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Costa Rica was Russia’s 91st largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 88th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0303% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0308% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Costa Rica

The major share of Russian exports to Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 72.62% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (60.07% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 24.31% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (21.92% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.13% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.92% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (9.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.60% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (7.18% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.41% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (1.66% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $3,507,446;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $592,508;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $92,842;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $89,571;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $47,684;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $40,206;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $23,380.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $920,593;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $174,501;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $163,099.
Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 3,108-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,670 0.15 20,766-58.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 14,187 0.25 17,347-18.22
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 51,724 0.92 226,225-77.14
29 Organic chemicals 92,842 1.65 0
31 Fertilizers 983,195 17.49 390,687151.66
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 95,200 1.69 97,000-1.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 105,930 1.88 58,24681.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 89,571 1.59 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 23,380 0.42 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 40,206 0.72 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 8-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 2,010-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 47-100.00
72 Iron and steel 3,532,002 62.82 24,55614,283.46
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 550,876 9.80 1,471,469-62.56
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15,700 0.28 178,799-91.22
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 2,949 0.05 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15,295 0.27 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 300 0.01 0

Russia’s Imports from Costa Rica

The major share of Russian imports from Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 55.98% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (46.98% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 35.31% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (49.57% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.54% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (2.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.05% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (0.82% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd 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 $1,202,554;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $896,291;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $775,709;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $225,450;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $208,868;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $134,962;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $107,851;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $83,159.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd 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 $3,655,574;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $339,716;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $202,455;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $60,929.
Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
01 Live animals 9,520 0.05 9,3871.42
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 357,455 1.97 559,910-36.16
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,929,909 49.29 7,727,35515.56
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 655,248 3.62 446,38046.79
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,000 0.01 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 15,279-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 188,195 1.04 53,233253.53
29 Organic chemicals 4,387 0.02 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,427 0.02 7,800-43.24
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 83,159 0.46 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 94,992 0.52 81,23916.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,029 0.02 63,958-95.26
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 19,622 0.11 4,659321.16
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,990 0.04 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 402 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 356 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,329 0.01 12,192-80.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 48,546 0.27 65,645-26.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 1,061-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 896,291 4.95 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9,077 0.05 1,232636.77
73 Articles of iron or steel 265,171 1.46 39,721567.58
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,328 0.01 920153.04
75 Nickel and articles thereof 705 0.00 1,912-63.13
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,313 0.06 7,99528.99
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 460 0.00 2,938-84.34
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 317 0.00 340,033-99.91
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,858 0.02 2,05987.37
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 726,288 4.01 4,381,862-83.43
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 20,212-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,667,586 31.28 4,891,87715.86
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 124,144 0.69 16,293661.95
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia