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Russian trade with Cuba in 2011

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 2011: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Cuba

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Cuba was $220,180,332, down 20.21% ($55,775,413) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Cuba in 2011 were $170,541,389, down 23.07% ($51,132,061) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Cuba in 2011 were $49,638,943, down 8.55% ($4,643,352) from 2010.

Russia’s trade surplus with Cuba in 2011 was $120,902,446, a 27.77% decrease ($46,488,709) over 2010.

Cuba was Russia’s 96th largest trading partner in 2011 (down from 84th in 2010), accounting for 0.0268% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0441% in 2010).

Cuba was Russia’s 85th largest export market in 2011 (down from 71st in 2010), accounting for 0.0330% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0558% in 2010).

Cuba was Russia’s 97th largest supplier in 2011 (down from 89th in 2010), accounting for 0.0162% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0237% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Cuba

The major share of Russian exports to Cuba in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 72.75% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (59.78% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.93% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (10.17% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.52% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (3.81% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.98% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (9.73% in 2010);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.29% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (1.10% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.05% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (13.59% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Cuba in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $25,494,725;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $9,302,014;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $5,896,289;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $4,386,695;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,045,113.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Cuba in 2011 over 2010 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 $41,158,191;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $30,070,947;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $16,056,975;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $7,165,136;
  • 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 $2,597,679;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $2,264,710.
Russia’s exports to Cuba in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 206 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 90 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,151 0.00 0
10 Cereals 0 0.00 30,070,947-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,958 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,490 0.00 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 8,114 0.00 8,0940.25
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,369 0.00 5,605-39.89
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 22,427 0.01 25,219-11.07
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,504 0.00 7,8288.64
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 16,490 0.01 2,938461.27
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,709 0.00 574,652.63
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 9,343 0.01 8,8295.82
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,092,550 1.23 2,252,901-7.12
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 99,267 0.06 194,919-49.07
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 249,733 0.15 151,73664.58
29 Organic chemicals 1,090 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 45,540 0.03 135,534-66.40
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 7,165,136-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,982 0.00 4271,066.74
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 84,482 0.05 2,6223,122.04
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 430 0.00 22194.57
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 6,949,188 4.07 1,052,899560.01
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 8,568 0.01 58,985-85.47
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,133 0.00 172558.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 352,612 0.21 779,408-54.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,935,267 6.41 13,199,977-17.16
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,730 0.00 56,993-96.96
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 92 0.00 7031.43
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 143-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,812,927 7.51 8,426,23252.06
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,752 0.00 13,803-58.33
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6,888 0.00 1,260446.67
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 696 0.00 204,598-99.66
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 120,628 0.07 107,69412.01
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 2,559-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,208 0.00 1,757-31.25
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 235,310 0.14 70,092235.72
65 Headgear and parts thereof 308 0.00 281,000.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 109,671 0.06 236,626-53.65
70 Glass and glassware 198,155 0.12 171,54015.52
72 Iron and steel 2,531,754 1.48 1,486,64170.30
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,960,904 1.74 19,017,879-84.43
74 Copper and articles thereof 117,771 0.07 209,453-43.77
75 Nickel and articles thereof 31,081 0.02 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 624,151 0.37 660,779-5.54
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 93,526 0.05 42,523119.94
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 426,935 0.25 153,156178.76
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 44,707,143 26.21 35,405,12926.27
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 12,099,713 7.09 53,257,904-77.28
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 4,668,804 2.74 7,266,483-35.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 56,155,351 32.93 30,660,62683.15
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,440,222 3.78 5,932,2018.56
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 12,954 0.01 28,482-54.52
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 462,670 0.27 44,915930.10
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 45,645-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 30,905 0.02 25,59120.77
SS Classified 4,775,447 2.80 3 018 19458.22

Russia’s Imports from Cuba

The major share of Russian imports from Cuba in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 98.51% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (97.91% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.15% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (1.14% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Cuba in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $2,180,094;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $808,135;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $789,824.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Cuba in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $8,093,856;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $416,794.
Russia’s imports from Cuba in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 63,147 0.13 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 400,400 0.81 398,0950.58
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 33,816,112 68.12 41,909,968-19.31
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,118,406 6.28 2,328,58233.92
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,344,907 10.77 4,536,77217.81
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 6,155,902 12.40 3,975,80854.83
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,093 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 560,217 1.13 620,408-9.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 629-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,875 0.02 3927,784.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 273-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 29-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 12,226 0.02 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 81,833 0.16 498,627-83.59
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 15,044 0.03 8,58375.28
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 12,125 0.02 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 46,650 0.09 4,482940.83
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia