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Russian trade in goods with Costa Rica in Q1 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 Costa Rica in the first quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Costa Rica

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Costa Rica was $30,621,657, down 16.24% ($5,936,268) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $6,768,992, down 57.00% ($8,972,130) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $23,852,665, up 14.58% ($3,035,862) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Costa Rica in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $17,083,673, a 236.58% increase ($12,007,992) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Costa Rica was Russia’s 109th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 107th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0195% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0232% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Costa Rica was Russia’s 128th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 110th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0065% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0153% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Costa Rica was Russia’s 84th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 86th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0450% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0381% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Costa Rica

The major share of Russian exports to Costa Rica in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 71.43% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (65.85% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.95% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (11.28% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 7.48% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (22.42% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.61% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (0.24% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $104,152;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $77,700;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $68,119;
  • 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 $40,375;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $28,800;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $24,880.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $4,413,984;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $3,023,273;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1,116,833;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $827,412.
Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,114 0.05 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,590 0.11 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 40 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 23,330 0.34 6,928236.75
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 506,076 7.48 3,529,349-85.66
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 47,050 0.70 6,675604.87
29 Organic chemicals 128,800 1.90 51,100152.05
31 Fertilizers 564,436 8.34 1,391,848-59.45
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 126,000 1.86 97,20029.63
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 239 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,470 0.11 6,60813.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 213,300 3.15 109,14895.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 127,494 1.88 113,12112.71
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,061 0.02 0
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,865 0.03 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 105,761 1.56 37,642180.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 89 0.00 234-61.97
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,106 0.03 2,254-6.57
70 Glass and glassware 198 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 4,834,798 71.43 9,248,782-47.73
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,116,833-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 290 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 48,280 0.71 23,400106.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,182 0.06 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 11,160 0.16 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,250 0.06 0

Russia’s Imports from Costa Rica

The major share of Russian imports from Costa Rica in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 63.55% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (74.07% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 32.41% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (23.33% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 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) - an increase of $1,603,985;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,259,987;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $586,406;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $304,867.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $314,742;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $285,745;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $134,112.
Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
01 Live animals 5,198 0.02 7,864-33.90
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 307,923 1.29 593,668-48.13
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 13,858,816 58.10 13,839,2370.14
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 508,238 2.13 822,980-38.24
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 50-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 3,768-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,700 0.01 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 456,035 1.91 151,168201.67
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 19,840 0.08 0
29 Organic chemicals 8,319 0.03 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,621 0.04 6,34035.98
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 74,447 0.31 123,250-39.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 116,593 0.49 69,45167.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 172 0.00 14320.28
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,705 0.04 5,50394.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 597 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 6,887-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9,598 0.04 12,199-21.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,211 0.02 1,466187.24
70 Glass and glassware 586,406 2.46 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,003 0.02 15,826-74.71
73 Articles of iron or steel 122,164 0.51 109,73511.33
74 Copper and articles thereof 48 0.00 2,020-97.62
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,550 0.03 2,699179.73
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 6-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 41,092-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,000 0.05 1,514692.60
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 2,173,508 9.11 569,523281.64
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,565 0.03 6,887-4.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,538,155 23.22 4,278,16829.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11,247 0.05 145,359-92.26
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia