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

Russia’s Trade with the Dominican Republic

In the 4th quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with the Dominican Republic totaled $18,527,898, up 66.87% ($7,424,514) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to the Dominican Republic in the 4th quarter of 2018 totaled $12,111,257, up 151.18% ($7,289,460) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from the Dominican Republic in the 4th quarter of 2018 totaled $6,416,641, up 2.15% ($135,054) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade balance with the Dominican Republic went from a deficit of $1,459,790 in the 4th quarter of 2017, to a surplus of $5,694,616 in the 4th quarter of 2018.

The Dominican Republic was Russia’s 127th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2018 (up from 132nd in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0099% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0066% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

The Dominican Republic was Russia’s 122nd largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2018 (up from 133rd in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0097% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0047% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

The Dominican Republic was Russia’s 103rd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2018 (down from 101st in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0103% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0098% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to the Dominican Republic

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 69.37% of Russia’s total exports to the Dominican Republic (75.28% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.23% of Russia’s total exports to the Dominican Republic (1.91% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.20% of Russia’s total exports to the Dominican Republic (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.80% of Russia’s total exports to the Dominican Republic (11.62% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.26% of Russia’s total exports to the Dominican Republic (7.21% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $4,988,718;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,753,214;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $763,081;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $593,175;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $61,307.

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

  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $378,974;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $344,974;
  • 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 $202,348.
Russia’s exports to the Dominican Republic in the 4th quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2018
over Q4 2017
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,545 0.05 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 763,081 6.30 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 593,175 4.90 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 580,749 4.80 783,097-25.84
31 Fertilizers 7,739,658 63.90 2,750,940181.35
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 54 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 379 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 81,098 0.67 96,003-15.53
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 47,832 0.39 11,597312.45
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 169,680 1.40 548,654-69.07
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 158 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 253,044 2.09 191,73731.97
70 Glass and glassware 198 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 1,844,314 15.23 91,1001,924.49
73 Articles of iron or steel 46 0.00 1,165-96.05
75 Nickel and articles thereof 5 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,540 0.04 2,53079.45
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 698 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 344,974-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 26,000 0.21 0

Russia’s Imports from the Dominican Republic

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 51.52% of Russia’s total imports from the Dominican Republic (51.22% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.59% of Russia’s total imports from the Dominican Republic (24.78% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.81% of Russia’s total imports from the Dominican Republic (12.65% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.75% of Russia’s total imports from the Dominican Republic (5.68% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.55% of Russia’s total imports from the Dominican Republic (5.14% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from the Dominican Republic in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th 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) - an increase of $395,025;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $329,743;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $201,163;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $88,020;
  • 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 $38,759;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $38,468;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $29,258;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $24,871;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $23,108.

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $527,102;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $283,816;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $116,394;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $113,216.
Russia’s imports from the Dominican Republic in the 4th quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2018
over Q4 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,213 0.02 148,564.29
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 375,430 5.85 174,267115.43
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 103,153 1.61 15,133581.64
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6,915 0.11 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,270 0.04 14,090-83.89
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 369 0.01 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,354,982 36.70 2,882,084-18.29
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 461,454 7.19 131,711250.35
29 Organic chemicals 2,100 0.03 842,400.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 491,529 7.66 775,345-36.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 29,387 0.46 12922,680.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 42,195 0.66 19,087121.07
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,542 0.02 196686.73
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 32,558 0.51 32,797-0.73
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 22 0.00 118-81.36
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 26,136 0.41 1,2651,966.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 20,519 0.32 27,482-25.34
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 181,065 2.82 294,281-38.47
72 Iron and steel 240,306 3.75 356,700-32.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 111 0.00 147-24.49
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 201-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 555 0.01 2,415-77.02
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 126,741 1.98 87,98244.05
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 38,468 0.60 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,861,084 29.00 1,466,05926.94
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 16,537 0.26 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia