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

Russia’s Trade with Puerto Rico

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Puerto Rico totaled $43,369,915, up 6.12% ($2,502,352) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Puerto Rico in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $1,978,931, up 43.77% ($602,474) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Puerto Rico in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $41,390,984, up 4.81% ($1,899,878) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Puerto Rico in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $39,412,053, a 3.40% increase ($1,297,404) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Puerto Rico was Russia’s 108th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 104th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0252% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0280% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Puerto Rico was Russia’s 149th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 146th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0018% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0016% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Puerto Rico was Russia’s 76th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 74th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0691% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0649% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Puerto Rico

The major share of Russian exports to Puerto Rico 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) - 95.58% of Russia’s total exports to Puerto Rico (70.96% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.42% of Russia’s total exports to Puerto Rico (0.99% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to Puerto Rico (24.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $919,204;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $73,963.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Puerto Rico 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 $298,200;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $52,640;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $35,226.
Russia’s exports to Puerto Rico in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 35,226-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 298,200-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 87,434 4.42 13,471549.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 120-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 34-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 52,640-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,889,337 95.47 970,13394.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,160 0.11 6,633-67.44

Russia’s Imports from Puerto Rico

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 99.13% of Russia’s total imports from Puerto Rico (98.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,183,916.

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

  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $255,698.
Russia’s imports from Puerto Rico in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 42,683 0.10 96,589-55.81
29 Organic chemicals 6,925 0.02 2,197215.20
30 Pharmaceutical products 40,891,451 98.79 38,707,5355.64
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 58,342 0.14 54,7206.62
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 30,247 0.07 5815,106.02
39 Plastics and articles thereof 45,296 0.11 32,51039.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 27,483 0.07 283,181-90.29
73 Articles of iron or steel 405 0.00 3,715-89.10
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 137 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 48,269 0.12 42,41113.81
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 2,157 0.01 11,227-80.79
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 234,817 0.57 256,440-8.43
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,772 0.01 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia