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Russian trade with Nicaragua in 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 Nicaragua in 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Nicaragua

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Nicaragua totaled $67,907,670, up 26.40% ($14,184,174) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Nicaragua in 2019 totaled $51,984,575, up 48.36% ($16,944,239) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Nicaragua in 2019 were $15,923,095, down 14.77% ($2,760,065) from 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Nicaragua in 2019 was $36,061,480, a 120.46% increase ($19,704,304) over 2018.

Nicaragua was Russia’s 128th largest trading partner in 2019 (up from 133rd in 2018), accounting for 0.0102% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0078% in 2018).

Nicaragua was Russia’s 116th largest export market in 2019 (up from 126th in 2018), accounting for 0.0123% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0078% in 2018).

Nicaragua was Russia’s 113th largest supplier in 2019 (down from 109th in 2018), accounting for 0.0065% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0078% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Nicaragua

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 41.89% of Russia’s total exports to Nicaragua (56.15% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 41.05% of Russia’s total exports to Nicaragua (32.84% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.66% of Russia’s total exports to Nicaragua (3.04% in 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.22% of Russia’s total exports to Nicaragua (2.87% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.05% of Russia’s total exports to Nicaragua (4.24% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Nicaragua in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $4,361,601;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $4,222,378;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $2,638,361;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,365,023;
  • 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 $1,160,669;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $186,485.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Nicaragua in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,414,483;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $511,211;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $308,192;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $226,747.
Russia’s exports to Nicaragua in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
10 Cereals 21,777,463 41.89 19,139,10213.79
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 226,747-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 308,192-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 30-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,152,280 2.22 1,006,45414.49
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,252 0.00 112,519-98.89
29 Organic chemicals 11 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,028,407 9.67 666,806654.10
31 Fertilizers 14,022,174 26.97 9,799,79643.09
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 922-100.00
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 5 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 37-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,368 0.00 5,425-56.35
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,286,262 4.40 921,239148.17
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 97,489-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 22 0.00 168-86.90
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 85-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 205-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,254 0.00 534,152.83
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 40,773-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 22,153 0.04 5440,924.07
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 1,414,483-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 917 0.00 45,257-97.97
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,064 0.00 23,539-95.48
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 23,156 0.04 8872,510.60
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 566,762 1.09 380,27749.04
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 1,290,035 2.48 129,366897.20
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 42,669 0.08 553,880-92.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 758 0.00 67811.80
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 10,553 0.02 165,873-93.64
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,000 0.01 0
SS Classified 5,750,000 11.06 0

Russia’s Imports from Nicaragua

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 96.02% of Russia’s total imports from Nicaragua (97.46% in 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.81% of Russia’s total imports from Nicaragua (2.34% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.12% of Russia’s total imports from Nicaragua (0.16% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Nicaragua in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1,513,076;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $757,078;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $138,907;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $119,118.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Nicaragua in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $5,275,582;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $75,526;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $48,093.
Russia’s imports from Nicaragua in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,807,839 23.91 3,050,76124.82
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 19,065 0.12 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 6,768-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 3,061-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7,648,782 48.04 6,135,70624.66
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,380,052 21.23 8,655,634-60.95
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 25 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,246 0.06 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 149,002 0.94 126,40417.88
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 276,016 1.73 230,60719.69
39 Plastics and articles thereof 654 0.00 4,312-84.83
40 Rubber and articles thereof 22 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,297 0.01 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,297 0.01 2,983-23.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 266,349 1.67 341,875-22.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 41,913 0.26 90,006-53.43
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 138,907 0.87 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 5,549-100.00
69 Ceramic products 3 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 23-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,761 0.02 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 53,157 0.33 29,47180.37
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,067 0.04 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 119,118 0.75 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 523 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia