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

Russia’s Trade with Puerto Rico

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Puerto Rico totaled $388,636,271, up 99.65% ($193,973,768) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Puerto Rico in 2019 totaled $140,328,659, up 392.00% ($111,806,750) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Puerto Rico in 2019 totaled $248,307,612, up 49.46% ($82,167,018) from 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Puerto Rico in 2019 was $107,978,953, a 21.54% decrease ($29,639,732) over 2018.

Puerto Rico was Russia’s 87th largest trading partner in 2019 (up from 103rd in 2018), accounting for 0.0583% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0283% in 2018).

Puerto Rico was Russia’s 94th largest export market in 2019 (up from 133rd in 2018), accounting for 0.0332% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0063% in 2018).

Puerto Rico was Russia’s 70th largest supplier in 2019 (up from 77th in 2018), accounting for 0.1019% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0698% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Puerto Rico

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 95.07% of Russia’s total exports to Puerto Rico (74.55% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.54% of Russia’s total exports to Puerto Rico (24.32% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.18% of Russia’s total exports to Puerto Rico (0.00% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Puerto Rico in 2019 over 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 $112,214,718;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,461,055.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,968,090.
Russia’s exports to Puerto Rico in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
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 133,404,884 95.07 21,190,166529.56
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 176,122 0.13 7,4862,252.69
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 40,574 0.03 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 24,150-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 96 0.00 13638.46
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 17,706 0.01 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 42,178 0.03 195,637-78.44
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 94 0.00 5377.36
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 985 0.00 162508.02
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 18,038 0.01 95,093-81.03
72 Iron and steel 193,472 0.14 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,461,055 1.04 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,966,158 3.54 6,934,248-28.38
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 2,160 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,258 0.00 2,59025.79
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 1,436 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 443 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Puerto Rico

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 98.87% of Russia’s total imports from Puerto Rico (98.91% in 2018).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $81,753,960;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $831,889.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Puerto Rico 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
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 351,591 0.14 0
10 Cereals 22 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 135,677 0.05 154,558-12.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,269 0.00 0
29 Organic chemicals 1,413,227 0.57 1,743,902-18.96
30 Pharmaceutical products 243,486,285 98.06 161,732,32550.55
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 343,367 0.14 322,3476.52
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,845 0.00 353,377-99.19
39 Plastics and articles thereof 244,518 0.10 174,35640.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 129 0.00 163-20.86
45 Cork and articles of cork 138 0.00 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 61,368 0.02 386,336-84.12
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 852 0.00 76810.94
69 Ceramic products 390 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 622-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 315,065 0.13 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,910 0.00 4191,310.50
74 Copper and articles thereof 831,889 0.34 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 705-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 58-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 206,850 0.08 216,327-4.38
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 131,566 0.05 112,96216.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 741,736 0.30 938,394-20.96
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 2,918 0.00 2031,337.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 30,000 0.01 2,772982.25
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia