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

Russia’s Trade with the Dominican Republic

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with the Dominican Republic was $10,075,834, down 78.37% ($36,516,650) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to the Dominican Republic in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $5,448,412, down 86.59% ($35,187,523) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from the Dominican Republic in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $4,627,422, down 22.31% ($1,329,127) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with the Dominican Republic in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $820,990, a 97.63% decrease ($33,858,396) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

The Dominican Republic was Russia’s 134th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 98th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0064% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0296% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The Dominican Republic was Russia’s 134th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 87th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0052% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0394% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The Dominican Republic was Russia’s 105th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 100th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0087% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0109% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to the Dominican Republic

The major share of Russian exports to the Dominican Republic 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) - 73.26% of Russia’s total exports to the Dominican Republic (11.83% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.01% of Russia’s total exports to the Dominican Republic (2.94% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.63% of Russia’s total exports to the Dominican Republic (83.20% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.92% of Russia’s total exports to the Dominican Republic (0.61% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.21% of Russia’s total exports to the Dominican Republic (0.79% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $63,764;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $61,456;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $53,420;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $17,231.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the Dominican Republic 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) - a decrease of $33,447,760;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $618,459;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $498,678;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $322,127;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $273,568;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $131,669;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $70,088;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $58,641.
Russia’s exports to the Dominican Republic in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 58,641-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 361,206 6.63 33,808,966-98.93
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 418,895 7.69 405,3303.35
29 Organic chemicals 63,764 1.17 0
31 Fertilizers 3,411,460 62.61 4,029,919-15.35
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 776 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 91 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 96,658 1.77 370,226-73.89
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 12,082-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 104,531 1.92 236,200-55.74
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 128,310 2.35 198,398-35.33
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 366-100.00
72 Iron and steel 689,649 12.66 1,188,327-41.96
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,274 0.06 2471,225.51
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 17,231 0.32 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 4,138-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 53,420 0.98 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 61,456 1.13 0
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 4,690 0.09 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 322,127-100.00
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 0.00 968-100.00
SS Classified 33,000 0.61 0

Russia’s Imports from the Dominican Republic

The major share of Russian imports from the Dominican Republic 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) - 41.54% of Russia’s total imports from the Dominican Republic (27.99% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 35.74% of Russia’s total imports from the Dominican Republic (21.14% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.69% of Russia’s total imports from the Dominican Republic (37.70% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.02% of Russia’s total imports from the Dominican Republic (5.05% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.95% of Russia’s total imports from the Dominican Republic (7.78% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from the Dominican Republic 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 $278,217;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $239,336;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $154,047;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $93,685;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $31,668;
  • 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 $22,573;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $16,401.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from the Dominican Republic 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 $1,711,796;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $227,948;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $117,775;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $37,765;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $28,393;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $22,374;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $19,450.
Russia’s imports from the Dominican Republic in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 21-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 267,330 5.78 113,283135.98
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 23,474 0.51 141,249-83.38
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 135-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,442 0.12 5,810-6.33
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,967 0.06 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 891-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,524,719 32.95 1,285,38318.62
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 98,377 2.13 120,751-18.53
29 Organic chemicals 72 0.00 34111.76
30 Pharmaceutical products 511,840 11.06 2,223,636-76.98
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,684 0.10 3431,265.60
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 35,104 0.76 3,436921.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 34,626 0.75 18,22589.99
40 Rubber and articles thereof 734 0.02 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,047 0.07 1172,504.27
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 71-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12,320 0.27 40,713-69.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 32,705 0.71 34,933-6.38
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 187,230 4.05 224,995-16.78
72 Iron and steel 227,012 4.91 454,960-50.10
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 8,381-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 224-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,923 0.04 277,022.22
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 93,685 2.02 0
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 108,711 2.35 86,13826.21
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 72-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,451,415 31.37 1,173,19823.71
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 73-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 19,450-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia