Russian foreign trade
reports and reviews

Russian trade in goods with Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico in the first quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Puerto Rico

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Puerto Rico totaled $49,640,366, up 28.14% ($10,901,357) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Puerto Rico in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $21,306,378, up 1,306.63% ($19,791,671) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Puerto Rico in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $28,333,988, down 23.88% ($8,890,314) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Puerto Rico in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $7,027,610, a 80.32% decrease ($28,681,985) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Puerto Rico was Russia’s 98th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 104th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0315% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0246% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Puerto Rico was Russia’s 100th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 146th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0204% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0015% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Puerto Rico was Russia’s 81st largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 77th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0534% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0682% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Puerto Rico

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 92.41% of Russia’s total exports to Puerto Rico (4.75% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.89% of Russia’s total exports to Puerto Rico (92.74% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Puerto Rico in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 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 $19,690,194;
  • 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 $137,382.

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

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $71,934.
Russia’s exports to Puerto Rico in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 71,934-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 19,690,194 92.41 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 137,382 0.64 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 60 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8,862 0.04 38,080-76.73
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,466,392 6.88 1,404,3214.42
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,558 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 372-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 930 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Puerto Rico

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 98.60% of Russia’s total imports from Puerto Rico (98.68% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.22% of Russia’s total imports from Puerto Rico (0.73% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Puerto Rico in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 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 $92,388.

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $8,223,591;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $608,548;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $178,451.
Russia’s imports from Puerto Rico in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 36,735 0.13 26,18140.31
29 Organic chemicals 1,457 0.01 610,005-99.76
30 Pharmaceutical products 27,790,118 98.08 36,013,709-22.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 107,299 0.38 72,62147.75
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 165 0.00 642-74.30
39 Plastics and articles thereof 38,196 0.13 36,4554.78
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 26-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 13,533 0.05 191,984-92.95
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 768-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 622-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 14-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 58-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 45,545 0.16 60,165-24.30
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 16,923 0.06 19,423-12.87
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 284,017 1.00 191,62948.21
Share the publication on:
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia