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Russian trade in goods with Costa Rica in Q3 2020

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Costa Rica in the third quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Costa Rica

In the 3rd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Costa Rica was $23,648,074, down 12.72% ($3,445,538) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2020 were $6,967,173, down 28.84% ($2,824,152) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2020 were $16,680,901, down 3.59% ($621,386) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade deficit with Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2020 was $9,713,728, a 29.33% increase ($2,202,766) over the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Costa Rica was Russia’s 116th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (up from 122nd in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0173% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0163% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Costa Rica was Russia’s 130th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (down from 125th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0089% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0095% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Costa Rica was Russia’s 93rd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (down from 91st in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0288% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0277% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Costa Rica

The major share of Russian exports to Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 83.40% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (94.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 7.93% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (4.21% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.93% of Russia’s total exports to Costa Rica (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $413,382;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $342,312;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $158,460;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $21,050.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $3,470,577;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $202,480;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $106,790;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $37,811;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $29,975.
Russia’s exports to Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 15,332 0.22 18,932-19.02
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 342,312 4.91 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 210,033 3.01 412,513-49.08
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 183,193 2.63 24,733640.68
29 Organic chemicals 33,150 0.48 139,940-76.31
31 Fertilizers 5,246,903 75.31 8,717,480-39.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 106,800 1.53 117,000-8.72
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 3,905 0.06 382922.25
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 18,202 0.26 9,40093.64
39 Plastics and articles thereof 87,365 1.25 70,71823.54
40 Rubber and articles thereof 130,893 1.88 138,668-5.61
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 39 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 21,050 0.30 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 34,017 0.49 71,828-52.64
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 5-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 39 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1 0.00 189-99.47
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,916 0.04 1,218139.41
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 179-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 7,277-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 413,382 5.93 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 190-100.00
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 16,372 0.23 5032,644.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 17,090-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 23,357 0.34 11,548102.26
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,836 0.03 0
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 2,951 0.04 1,98049.04
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 29,975-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 30-100.00
SS Classified 73,125 1.05 0

Russia’s Imports from Costa Rica

The major share of Russian imports from Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 50.33% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (46.48% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 46.12% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (47.55% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.34% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (1.77% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.33% of Russia’s total imports from Costa Rica (1.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $3,304,119;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $128,273.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 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) - a decrease of $2,956,762;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $573,465;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $170,995;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $114,128;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $110,726;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $93,073;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $78,474.
Russia’s imports from Costa Rica in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
01 Live animals 530 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 117,964 0.71 232,092-49.17
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,192 0.03 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,478,080 38.84 7,051,545-8.13
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 632,907 3.79 620,4272.01
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 2,408-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 10,875 0.07 1736,186.13
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 449,064 2.69 320,79139.99
29 Organic chemicals 817 0.00 10,622-92.31
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,777 0.02 2,44054.80
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 135,586 0.81 214,060-36.66
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 290-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 97 0.00 38155.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 83,120 0.50 72,94613.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 397 0.00 6,626-94.01
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,236 0.01 9,611-76.73
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 96 0.00 486-80.25
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 430-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,872 0.02 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,130 0.01 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,813 0.01 8,890-79.61
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 30,506 0.18 1,5361,886.07
70 Glass and glassware 186,846 1.12 279,919-33.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 31,578 0.19 11,393177.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 47,433 0.28 158,159-70.01
74 Copper and articles thereof 46 0.00 80-42.50
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,470 0.01 19,632-87.42
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,606 0.03 8,532-46.02
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 338 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 19,737 0.12 3,914404.27
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 4,426,589 26.54 1,122,470294.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 66 0.00 9,650-99.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,949,767 23.68 6,906,529-42.81
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 0.00 243-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 55,360 0.33 226,355-75.54
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia