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Russian trade in goods with Cuba in Q3 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 Cuba in the third quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Cuba

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Cuba was $66,963,434, down 27.20% ($25,019,846) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $64,091,002, down 25.78% ($22,260,020) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $2,872,432, down 49.00% ($2,759,826) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $61,218,570, a 24.16% decrease ($19,500,194) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Cuba was Russia’s 96th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 85th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0404% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0535% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Cuba was Russia’s 86th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 80th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0620% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0770% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Cuba was Russia’s 118th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 103rd in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0046% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0094% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Cuba

The major share of Russian exports to Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 54.36% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (57.06% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 26.06% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (25.66% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.90% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (12.44% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.22% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (1.75% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.03% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (1.51% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.61% of Russia’s total exports to Cuba (0.94% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,672,913;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $1,491,901;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,311,327;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $916,598;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $711,322;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $542,907;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $272,263.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $16,046,768;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $6,035,476;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $4,947,888;
  • 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 $1,433,078;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $941,193;
  • 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 $573,143;
  • Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds (HS code 86) - a decrease of $542,686;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $490,568;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $268,251.
Russia’s exports to Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 31,330 0.05 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 31,341 0.05 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4,434 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15,922,936 24.84 21,958,412-27.49
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 2,887-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 41,135-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,877 0.01 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 700,156 1.09 157,249345.25
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 773,767 1.21 62,4451,139.12
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,586 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 255,036 0.40 745,604-65.79
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 33,783 0.05 606,926-94.43
29 Organic chemicals 272,337 0.42 74367,922.97
30 Pharmaceutical products 104,166 0.16 1,4067,308.68
31 Fertilizers 285,454 0.45 104,125174.15
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,297 0.00 1,311-1.07
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 16 0.00 919-98.26
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 27,932 0.04 11,452143.90
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7,767 0.01 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 23,086 0.04 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 33,746 0.05 6562,333.33
39 Plastics and articles thereof 169,587 0.26 120,88040.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 345,057 0.54 455,654-24.27
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 397 0.00 6,223-93.62
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,164 0.01 1942,046.39
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 1,969-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,360 0.01 944,553-99.64
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,057,745 3.21 565,844263.66
52 Cotton 557 0.00 697-20.09
54 Man-made filaments 365 0.00 795-54.09
55 Man-made staple fibers 19,706 0.03 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,389 0.00 26,755-94.81
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4,724 0.01 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 16,131 0.03 29,402-45.14
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 508 0.00 2,614-80.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 738 0.00 1,360-45.74
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12,797 0.02 12,4133.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 759 0.00 1,251-39.33
65 Headgear and parts thereof 869 0.00 2,196-60.43
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 327-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 15,943 0.02 34,447-53.72
69 Ceramic products 30 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 28,973 0.05 71,629-59.55
72 Iron and steel 4,493,631 7.01 9,441,519-52.41
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,170,565 3.39 859,238152.62
74 Copper and articles thereof 11,612 0.02 19,914-41.69
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,384 0.01 52,791-84.12
80 Tin and articles thereof 114,272 0.18 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 102 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 133,217 0.21 48,236176.18
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 52,158 0.08 320,409-83.72
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,207,615 20.61 10,534,70225.37
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 6,230,143 9.72 7,663,221-18.70
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 8,416,323 13.13 8,959,009-6.06
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,206,661 6.56 20,253,429-79.23
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,776,339 4.33 1,859,74149.29
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 779 0.00 186318.82
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 133,088 0.21 74,33479.04
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 142-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,128 0.00 18,461-88.47
SS Classified 931,139 1.45 272 536241.66

Russia’s Imports from Cuba

The major share of Russian imports from Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.74% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (42.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Cuba (56.67% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $287,071;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $245,788;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $28,266.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $3,191,725;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $91,634;
  • 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 $43,948.
Russia’s imports from Cuba in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 333,285 11.60 424,919-21.57
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 63,915 2.23 35,64979.29
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,401,378 48.79 1,114,30725.76
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,066,511 37.13 820,72329.95
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 190-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 530-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 159 0.01 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 3,191,725-100.00
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 97 0.00 44,045-99.78
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,852 0.17 1702,754.12
SS Classified 2,235 0.08 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia