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Russian trade in goods with Cuba in Q2 2019

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 second quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Cuba

In the 2nd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Cuba totaled $73,986,212, up 43.67% ($22,487,772) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 2nd quarter of 2019 totaled $67,427,634, up 37.60% ($18,424,496) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 2nd quarter of 2019 totaled $6,558,578, up 162.84% ($4,063,276) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Cuba in the 2nd quarter of 2019 was $60,869,056, a 30.88% increase ($14,361,220) over the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Cuba was Russia’s 89th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 102nd in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0462% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0301% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Cuba was Russia’s 81st largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 87th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0669% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0445% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Cuba was Russia’s 106th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 118th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0111% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0041% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Cuba

The major share of Russian exports to Cuba in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 50.88% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (62.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.62% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (24.37% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.61% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (4.81% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.34% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (4.01% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.96% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (2.85% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.25% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (1.19% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $7,579,466;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $4,180,951;
  • 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 $3,456,916;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,337,836;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,329,328;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,091,866;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $935,260;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $841,102;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $562,342;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $366,637;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $332,518;
  • 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 $261,166.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - a decrease of $7,290,985;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $730,164;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $225,930;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $218,492.
Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 15,881-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 243-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15,651,452 23.21 11,470,50136.45
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,328 0.00 655102.75
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,355 0.01 5,863-8.66
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,720 0.00 31,037-94.46
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 665 0.00 46044.57
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 955-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 264,606 0.39 415,150-36.26
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 24-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,518,816 2.25 583,556160.27
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 84,980 0.13 815,144-89.57
29 Organic chemicals 2,843 0.00 2,963-4.05
30 Pharmaceutical products 33,762 0.05 252,254-86.62
31 Fertilizers 184,300 0.27 410,230-55.07
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 337,402 0.50 4,8846,808.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 706 0.00 183,822.22
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 26,222 0.04 2809,265.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 85,677 0.13 20841,090.87
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 53,652 0.08 1,1604,525.17
39 Plastics and articles thereof 217,247 0.32 91,013138.70
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,228,551 1.82 387,449217.09
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 209 0.00 61242.62
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 106 0.00 169-37.28
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 912,854 1.35 879,6093.78
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,080,868 1.60 518,526108.45
50 Silk 0 0.00 34-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 29,239 0.04 52,587-44.40
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 954 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 1,803-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 8,399 0.01 2,342258.63
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 74 0.00 230-67.83
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,848 0.00 5,005-43.10
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 17,023 0.03 7,847116.94
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 829 0.00 1,828-54.65
65 Headgear and parts thereof 662 0.00 40663.05
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 31,584 0.05 48,855-35.35
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 681-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 69,773 0.10 43,97958.65
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 22-100.00
72 Iron and steel 9,165,217 13.59 1,585,751477.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,054,081 1.56 687,44453.33
74 Copper and articles thereof 33,266 0.05 23,43141.97
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,446 0.02 9,6578.17
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 47,329 0.07 28,89763.79
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 214,990 0.32 20,534947.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14,218,689 21.09 10,880,85330.68
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 6,045,573 8.97 2,588,657133.54
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 254,237 0.38 7,545,222-96.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,289,008 16.74 9,197,14222.74
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,499,619 3.71 170,2911,367.85
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,149 0.01 2101,875.71
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 306,755 0.45 45,589572.87
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 330-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,969 0.01 1,218225.86
SS Classified 425,600 0.63 164 000159.51

Russia’s Imports from Cuba

The major share of Russian imports from Cuba in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 71.26% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.65% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (99.99% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 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 $4,673,783;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $360,363.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $475,527;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $459,605;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $41,406.
Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 95,976 1.46 555,581-82.73
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 56,351 0.86 97,757-42.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 918,258 14.00 557,89564.59
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 808,220 12.32 1,283,747-37.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 1-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 252-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,673,783 71.26 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,668 0.07 0
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 1,322 0.02 691,815.94
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia