Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with Jamaica in 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 Jamaica in 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Jamaica

In 2018, Russia’s trade with Jamaica totaled $118,362,287, up 54.95% ($41,973,531) from 2017.

Russia’s exports to Jamaica in 2018 were $1,865,259, down 52.75% ($2,082,020) from 2017.

Russia’s imports from Jamaica in 2018 totaled $116,497,028, up 60.82% ($44,055,551) from 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Jamaica in 2018 was $114,631,769, a 67.36% increase ($46,137,571) over 2017.

Jamaica was Russia’s 119th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 120th in 2017), accounting for 0.0172% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0131% in 2017).

Jamaica was Russia’s 175th largest export market in 2018 (down from 157th in 2017), accounting for 0.0004% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0011% in 2017).

Jamaica was Russia’s 83rd largest supplier in 2018 (up from 88th in 2017), accounting for 0.0489% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0319% in 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Jamaica

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 95.57% of Russia’s total exports to Jamaica (97.45% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Jamaica in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $11,262;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $9,278;
  • 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 $8,255;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $7,256.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Jamaica in 2018 over 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 $2,063,881;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $34,125;
  • 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 $15,796.
Russia’s exports to Jamaica in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,782,552 95.57 3,846,433-53.66
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7,256 0.39 0
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 34,125-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 456-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 18,647 1.00 9,36999.03
69 Ceramic products 44,429 2.38 33,16733.96
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 61-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 3,752-100.00
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 4,120 0.22 19,916-79.31
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 8,255 0.44 0

Russia’s Imports from Jamaica

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 99.85% of Russia’s total imports from Jamaica (99.47% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Jamaica in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $44,269,427.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Jamaica in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Jamaica in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 36,795 0.03 68,228-46.07
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 833 0.00 4,807-82.67
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 130,460 0.11 310,016-57.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 116,327,813 99.85 72,058,38661.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 31 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 728 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 146 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 222 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 40-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia