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Russian trade with Trinidad and Tobago 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 Trinidad and Tobago in 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Trinidad and Tobago

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Trinidad and Tobago was $43,583,377, down 92.22% ($516,263,006) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Trinidad and Tobago in 2019 were $42,885,976, down 92.32% ($515,451,030) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Trinidad and Tobago in 2019 were $697,401, down 53.80% ($811,976) from 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Trinidad and Tobago in 2019 was $42,188,575, a 92.42% decrease ($514,639,054) over 2018.

Trinidad and Tobago was Russia’s 139th largest trading partner in 2019 (down from 80th in 2018), accounting for 0.0065% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0814% in 2018).

Trinidad and Tobago was Russia’s 121st largest export market in 2019 (down from 72nd in 2018), accounting for 0.0101% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1241% in 2018).

Trinidad and Tobago was Russia’s 156th largest supplier in 2019 (down from 144th in 2018), accounting for 0.0003% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0006% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Trinidad and Tobago

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 96.05% of Russia’s total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (99.86% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.02% of Russia’s total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (0.00% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.14% of Russia’s total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (0.09% in 2018).

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $41,190,510;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $605,178;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $191,296.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Trinidad and Tobago 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) - a decrease of $557,544,725.
Russia’s exports to Trinidad and Tobago in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 158,711 0.37 108,85545.80
26 Ores, slag and ash 41,190,510 96.05 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 557,544,725-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 20,652 0.05 53,885-61.67
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 0 0.00 1,146-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,656 0.01 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 354 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 45,014 0.10 15,175196.63
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 444,783 1.04 506,000-12.10
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 113 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 414 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 55,474 0.13 85,082-34.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 94,331 0.22 9,037943.83
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,341 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,813 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 618,279 1.44 13,1014,619.33
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 57,444 0.13 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 791 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 191,296 0.45 0

Russia’s Imports from Trinidad and Tobago

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.72% of Russia’s total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (47.98% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.16% of Russia’s total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (51.90% in 2018).

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

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $782,298;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $25,947;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $2,754.
Russia’s imports from Trinidad and Tobago in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 2,754-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 695,449 99.72 721,396-3.60
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 1,427-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,101 0.16 783,399-99.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 186 0.03 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 665 0.10 40165.84
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia