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Russian trade in goods with Cyprus in Q4 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 Cyprus in the fourth quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Cyprus

In the 4th quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Cyprus totaled $358,145,892, up 457.62% ($293,918,625) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Cyprus in the 4th quarter of 2018 totaled $352,649,314, up 469.42% ($290,717,956) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Cyprus in the 4th quarter of 2018 totaled $5,496,578, up 139.41% ($3,200,669) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Cyprus in the 4th quarter of 2018 was $347,152,736, a 482.12% increase ($287,517,287) over the 4th quarter of 2017.

Cyprus was Russia’s 63rd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2018 (up from 93rd in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1917% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0384% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Cyprus was Russia’s 50th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2018 (up from 80th in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2833% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0602% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Cyprus was Russia’s 110th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2018 (up from 116th in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0088% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0036% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Cyprus

The major share of Russian exports to Cyprus in the 4th quarter of 2018 (and in the 4th quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 56.77% of Russia’s total exports to Cyprus (51.44% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 35.75% of Russia’s total exports to Cyprus (6.49% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.45% of Russia’s total exports to Cyprus (9.47% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.46% of Russia’s total exports to Cyprus (16.68% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.81% of Russia’s total exports to Cyprus (9.57% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.56% of Russia’s total exports to Cyprus (2.88% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Cyprus in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th 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) - an increase of $165,686,131;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $123,726,180;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $4,146,617;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $2,671,273;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - an increase of $1,774,592.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Cyprus in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $3,090,572;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1,991,923;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,061,022.
Russia’s exports to Cyprus in the 4th quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2018
over Q4 2017
01 Live animals 5,952 0.00 22,047-73.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 132 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 141,265-100.00
10 Cereals 5,905,236 1.67 7,897,159-25.22
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 27,101 0.01 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 18,004 0.01 39,612-54.55
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 8,734 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 10,320 0.00 3,723177.20
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,436 0.00 3,359-27.48
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 22,689 0.01 16,98733.57
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,767 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 158,657 0.04 7,2942,075.17
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,497,654 0.71 2,196,68613.70
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,731,704 0.77 60,4314,420.37
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 197,483,016 56.00 31,796,885521.08
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,568,338 0.44 1,450,9398.09
29 Organic chemicals 154,084 0.04 1,14013,416.14
30 Pharmaceutical products 9 0.00 13,431-99.93
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 232-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 19,470 0.01 4,452337.33
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 12,218 0.00 1,736603.80
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 254-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 85,104 0.02 64,98030.97
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 50,702 0.01 34,35747.57
39 Plastics and articles thereof 17,904 0.01 194,727-90.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 66,483 0.02 18,475259.85
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8,691 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,569,336 0.73 5,659,908-54.60
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 251,628 0.07 166,39051.23
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 33,604 0.01 101,539-66.91
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 16-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 6,924 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 223,876 0.06 13,5411,553.32
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,467 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 170-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 131 0.00 27385.19
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 446 0.00 2,204-79.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 121 0.00 43181.40
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,864 0.00 7110,976.06
69 Ceramic products 101 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 229 0.00 14,530-98.42
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 46,982 0.01 26,11379.92
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 28,747-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 59,997 0.02 88,592-32.28
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 219,271-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 734,132 0.21 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9,607,197 2.72 5,460,58075.94
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,774,592 0.50 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 8,083-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,291 0.00 62,056-94.70
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 424,085 0.12 1,197,203-64.58
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 401,513 0.11 265,69351.12
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 2,743 0.00 823233.29
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 15,993 0.00 1,077,015-98.52
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 125,128,180 35.48 1,402,0008,824.98
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 115,748 0.03 77,04650.23
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 26,194 0.01 360,804-92.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 516 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 17,830 0.01 5,943200.02
SS Classified 336,189 0.10 1 722 779-80.49

Russia’s Imports from Cyprus

The major share of Russian imports from Cyprus in the 4th quarter of 2018 (and in the 4th quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 55.68% of Russia’s total imports from Cyprus (25.60% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 32.87% of Russia’s total imports from Cyprus (52.96% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.51% of Russia’s total imports from Cyprus (10.12% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.46% of Russia’s total imports from Cyprus (2.39% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.06% of Russia’s total imports from Cyprus (2.52% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Cyprus in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $2,961,211;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $265,987;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $216,083;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $160,080;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $146,941;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $55,963;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $25,224;
  • 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 $22,640.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Cyprus in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $490,228;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $73,043;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $57,768;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $23,687.
Russia’s imports from Cyprus in the 4th quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2018
over Q4 2017
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11,312 0.21 11,1411.53
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 231,148 4.21 217,1476.45
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 280-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,132 0.06 2,9844.96
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,383 0.03 649113.10
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 101-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 133-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 55,963 1.02 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,277,224 23.24 1,011,23726.30
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 100,195 1.82 114,400-12.42
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 220,330 4.01 4,2475,087.90
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 148,273 2.70 1,33211,031.61
39 Plastics and articles thereof 60,899 1.11 84,586-28.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 22-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 73,043-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,380 0.06 1921,660.42
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 57,768-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 80,195 1.46 54,97145.89
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 12,560-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 22,640 0.41 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 314 0.01 18173.48
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 96,455 1.75 586,683-83.56
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 2,783 0.05 1,065161.31
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,961,211 53.87 0
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 0 0.00 1,526-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 219,741 4.00 59,661268.32
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia