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

Russia’s Trade with Cuba

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Cuba totaled $91,983,280, up 54.30% ($32,369,302) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $86,351,022, up 50.47% ($28,964,134) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $5,632,258, up 152.90% ($3,405,168) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $80,718,764, a 46.34% increase ($25,558,966) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Cuba was Russia’s 85th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 94th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0535% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0408% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Cuba was Russia’s 80th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 82nd in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0770% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0672% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Cuba was Russia’s 103rd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 118th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0094% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0037% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Cuba

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 57.06% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (38.32% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 25.66% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (10.78% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.44% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (1.32% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.75% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (2.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.51% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (2.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.94% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (42.72% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd 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 $16,009,424;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $12,303,615;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $9,437,198;
  • 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 $7,740,345;
  • 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) - an increase of $3,188,374;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,729,249;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,318,237;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $942,314;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $606,911;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $292,019.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd 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) - a decrease of $22,333,925;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1,374,735;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $634,436;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $585,888.
Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 154-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 21,958,412 25.43 5,948,988269.11
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,887 0.00 3,910-26.16
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 41,135 0.05 56,904-27.71
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 1,874-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 458-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 74,459-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 157,249 0.18 99,49958.04
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 62,445 0.07 1,437,180-95.66
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 745,604 0.86 23,079,529-96.77
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 606,926 0.70 154,046,073.33
29 Organic chemicals 74 0.00 1,384-94.65
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,406 0.00 173,850-99.19
31 Fertilizers 104,125 0.12 690,013-84.91
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,311 0.00 264,942.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 919 0.00 0
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 11,452 0.01 25,332-54.79
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 2-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6 0.00 573-98.95
39 Plastics and articles thereof 120,880 0.14 77,58755.80
40 Rubber and articles thereof 455,654 0.53 250,02782.24
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6,223 0.01 1,212413.45
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 25-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 194 0.00 0
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,969 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 944,553 1.09 2,23942,086.38
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 565,844 0.66 1,200,280-52.86
52 Cotton 697 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 795 0.00 255211.76
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 26,755 0.03 26,0452.73
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 29,402 0.03 16,31780.19
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,614 0.00 1711,428.65
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,360 0.00 640112.50
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12,413 0.01 5,232137.25
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,251 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,196 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 327 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 34,447 0.04 127,872-73.06
70 Glass and glassware 71,629 0.08 137,196-47.79
72 Iron and steel 9,441,519 10.93 4,321218,403.10
73 Articles of iron or steel 859,238 1.00 654,00731.38
74 Copper and articles thereof 19,914 0.02 9,607107.29
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 52,791 0.06 29,28680.26
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 48,236 0.06 30,32059.09
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 320,409 0.37 28,3901,028.60
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,534,702 12.20 7,805,45334.97
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 7,663,221 8.87 4,474,84771.25
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 8,959,009 10.38 1,218,664635.15
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 20,253,429 23.45 7,949,814154.77
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,859,741 2.15 541,504243.44
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 186 0.00 14230.99
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 74,334 0.09 70,3615.65
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 142 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18,461 0.02 6,507183.71
SS Classified 272,536 0.32 1 124 417-75.76

Russia’s Imports from Cuba

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 56.67% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 42.53% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (73.76% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.79% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (26.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $3,191,725;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $424,919;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $318,104;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $190,289;
  • 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) - an increase of $42,209.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 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 $260,335;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $173,063;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $160,700;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $159,923.
Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 424,919 7.54 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 1,307-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 35,649 0.63 208,712-82.92
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 6,039-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,114,307 19.78 924,01820.59
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 820,723 14.57 502,61963.29
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 265-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 190 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 530 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 107-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,191,725 56.67 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 13-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 159,923-100.00
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 44,045 0.78 1,8362,298.97
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 0 0.00 1,046-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 160,700-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 170 0.00 260,505-99.93
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia