Cuba relies quite heavily on imports to provide for the needs of its population. Currently Cuba’s main import items are mineral fuels and oils, wheat, sulphur, rice, milk, meats and telecommunications equipment. Just last year the country imported almost $9 500 billion worth of goods. The majority of the country’s trade is conducted with Venezuela, Spain and China. However these figures should not mislead you into thinking that the population is being well taken care of. As one of the poorest countries in the world, the population suffers from significant and serious shortages of food, consumer goods, and services amongst other things.

Besides these Cuban imports, the country also requires vegetables, footwear, fertilizer, spare parts, computers, hvac equipment, engines, chemicals, cereals, tires, pumps, paper goods, pigment, preserved meats, clay, glassware, medicines and plastics and imports substantial amounts of all of these goods. Despite the significant amount of imports, the country still faces widespread poverty and it is struggling to free itself from this. The government continues to balance the need for economic loosening against a desire for firm political control. It has rolled back limited reforms undertaken in the 1990s to increase enterprise efficiency and alleviate serious shortages of food, consumer goods, and services. Some progress has been made, but there are still many people living below the breadline in Cuba. The average Cuban’s standard of living remains at a lower level than before the downturn of the 1990s, which was caused by the loss of Soviet aid and domestic inefficiencies.

Imports 2001-2005
no. Product group Value 2001
US$ ‘000
Value 2002
US$ ‘000
Value 2003
US$ ‘000
Value 2004
US$ ‘000
Value 2005
US$ ‘000
1 Live animals except fish 255 423 846
2 Meat of bovine animals, fresh, chilled or frozen 7,703 6,021 7,699
3 Other meat and edible meat offal, fresh, chilled or frozen (except meat and meat offal unfit or unsuitable for human consumption) 100,829 91,570 91,256
4 Meat and edible meat offal, salted, in brine, dried or smoked; edible flours and meals of meat or meat offal 1,355 1,640 1,930
5 Meat and edible meat offal, prepared or preserved, n.e.s. 36,322 28,261 29,194
6 Milk and cream and milk products other than butter or cheese 101,860 86,930 100,889
7 Butter and other fats and oils derived from milk 3,824 3,924 3,256
8 Cheese and curd 8,965 7,963 8,498
9 Eggs, birds’, and egg yolks, fresh, dried or otherwise preserved, sweetened or not; egg albumin 437 1,067 1,292
10 Fish, fresh (live or dead), chilled or frozen 9,696 13,058 20,984
11 Fish, dried, salted or in brine; smoked fish (whether or not cooked before or during the smoking process); flours, meals and pellets of fish, fit for human 451 333 319
12 Crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic invertebrates, whether in shell or not, fresh (live or dead), chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; crustaceans, in 4,577 10,158 9,213
13 Fish, crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates, prepared or preserved, n.e.s. 22,439 5,239 5,260
14 Wheat (including spelt) and meslin, unmilled 138,634 78,771 93,778
15 Rice 119,361 126,135 96,008
16 Barley, unmilled 149 114
17 Maize (not including sweet corn), unmilled 23,618 31,297 49,300
18 Cereals, unmilled (other than wheat, rice, barley and maize) 186 480 532
19 Meal and flour of wheat and flour of meslin 58,888 60,934 77,477
20 Other cereal meals and flours 158 190 47
21 Cereal preparations and preparations of flour or starch of fruits or vegetables 25,041 24,836 31,623
22 Vegetables, fresh, chilled, frozen or simply preserved (including dried leguminous vegetables); roots, tubers and other edible vegetable products, n.e.s., 81,049 68,896 102,485
23 Vegetables, roots and tubers, prepared or preserved, n.e.s. 9,973 8,443 10,590
24 Fruit and nuts (not including oil nuts), fresh or dried 3,564 1,584 2,353
25 Fruit, preserved, and fruit preparations (excluding fruit juices) 2,394 1,982 3,211
26 Fruit juices (including grape must) and vegetable juices, unfermented and not containing added spirit, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweet 960 851 960
27 Sugars, molasses and honey 15,841 20,407 47,458
28 Sugar confectionery 4,838 5,524 6,233
29 Coffee and coffee substitutes 4,064 3,027 3,479
30 Cocoa 302 261 1,297
31 Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa, n.e.s. 4,762 4,898 7,119
32 Tea and maté 337 222 386
33 Spices 2,107 2,975 2,944
34 Feeding stuff for animals (not including unmilled cereals) 39,921 15,180 9,603
35 Margarine and shortening 937 2,547 1,977
36 Edible products and preparations, n.e.s. 27,523 22,853 26,557
37 Non-alcoholic beverages, n.e.s. 2,917 2,623 4,065
38 Alcoholic beverages 14,606 14,405 18,677
39 Tobacco, unmanufactured; tobacco refuse 1,182 546 1,141
40 Tobacco, manufactured (whether or not containing tobacco substitutes) 3,325 2,673 1,885
41 Hides and skins (except furskins), raw 80 351 0
42 Oil-seeds and oleaginous fruits of a kind used for the extraction of soft fixed vegetable oils (excluding flours and meals) 17,822 22,219 34,640
43 Oil-seeds and oleaginous fruits, whole or broken, of a kind used for the extraction of other fixed vegetable oils (including flours and meals of oil-seeds 8,157 27,309 41,578
44 Natural rubber, balata, gutta-percha, guayule, chicle and similar natural gums, in primary forms (including latex) or in plates, sheets or strip 2,962 1,361 1,319
45 Synthetic rubber; reclaimed rubber; waste, parings and scrap of unhardened rubber 4,870 2,458 2,157
46 Cork, natural, raw and waste (including natural cork in blocks or sheets) 4 32 7
47 Wood in chips or particles and wood waste 10 4 9
48 Wood in the rough or roughly squared 1,356 179 127
49 Wood, simply worked, and railway sleepers of wood 13,392 7,917 7,335
50 Pulp and waste paper 6,605 5,098 4,390
51 Cotton 6,970 5,185 5,095
52 Jute and other textile bast fibres, n.e.s., raw or processed but not spun; tow and waste of these fibres (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) 38 1,205 16
53 Vegetable textile fibres (other than cotton and jute), raw or processed but not spun; waste of these fibres 1,403 607 760
54 Synthetic fibres suitable for spinning 4,084 2,034 2,172
55 Other man-made fibres suitable for spinning; waste of man-made fibres 343 130 109
56 Wool and other animal hair (including wool tops) 0 22
57 Worn clothing and other worn textile articles; rags 11,460 7,252 7,856
58 Fertilizers, crude 82 1 31
59 Stone, sand and gravel 875 607 693
60 Sulphur and unroasted iron pyrites 12,699 9,350 14,579
61 Natural abrasives, n.e.s. (including industrial diamonds) 434 241 278
62 Other crude minerals 5,222 7,599 5,035
63 Iron ore and concentrates 1
64 Ferrous waste and scrap; remelting scrap ingots of iron or steel 341 0 1
65 Aluminium ores and concentrates (including alumina) 791 329 536
66 Ores and concentrates of base metals, n.e.s. 157 110 219
67 Non-ferrous base metal waste and scrap, n.e.s. 757 461 184
68 Ores and concentrates of precious metals; waste, scrap and sweepings of precious metals (other than of gold) 2 6 1
69 Crude animal materials, n.e.s. 1,472 345 65
70 Crude vegetable materials, n.e.s. 3,073 4,659 4,416
71 Coal, whether or not pulverized, but not agglomerated 1,345 2,580 2,750
72 Briquettes, lignite and peat 47 2 4
73 Coke and semi-coke (including char) of coal, of lignite or of peat, whether or not agglomerated; retort carbon 3,621 2,565 1,233
74 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude 332,710 269,668 490,653
75 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (other than crude); preparations, n.e.s., containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or o 662,694 563,071 482,891
76 Residual petroleum products, n.e.s., and related materials 2,831 2,811 2,344
77 Liquefied propane and butane 1,365 8,927 5,892
78 Natural gas, whether or not liquefied 1 436
79 Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons, n.e.s. 27,230 18,237 19,825
80 Coal gas, water gas, producer gas and similar gases, other than petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons 1
81 Animal oils and fats 7,678 5,969 9,950
82 Fixed vegetable fats and oils, soft, crude, refined or fractionated 37,533 28,312 51,527
83 Fixed vegetable fats and oils, crude, refined or fractionated, other than soft 1,552 569 2,088
84 Animal or vegetable fats and oils, processed; waxes; inedible mixtures or preparations of animal or vegetable fats or oils, n.e.s. 9,403 5,694 4,911
85 Hydrocarbons, n.e.s., and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives 6,406 4,602 5,216
86 Alcohols, phenols, phenol-alcohols, and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives 3,274 3,640 3,637
87 Carboxylic acids and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives 8,505 5,220 3,565
88 Nitrogen-function compounds 6,583 5,763 3,704
89 Organo-inorganic compounds, heterocyclic compounds, nucleic acids and their salts, and sulphonamides 9,022 7,164 7,020
90 Other organic chemicals 4,701 3,261 3,374
91 Inorganic chemical elements, oxides and halogen salts 68,221 31,981 45,982
92 Metal salts and peroxysalts, of inorganic acids 18,165 13,190 14,752
93 Other inorganic chemicals; organic and inorganic compounds of precious metals 538 1,308 1,581
94 Radioactive and associated materials 1,202 763 750
95 Synthetic organic colouring matter and colour lakes, and preparations based thereon 1,772 1,814 1,440
96 Dyeing and tanning extracts, and synthetic tanning materials 903 767 937
97 Pigments, paints, varnishes and related materials 49,232 41,970 46,129
98 Medicinal and pharmaceutical products, other than medicaments of group 542 23,477 21,333 20,668
99 Medicaments (including veterinary medicaments) 30,562 32,086 36,836
100 Essential oils, perfume and flavour materials 8,897 5,517 8,607
101 Perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (excluding soaps) 13,018 12,837 13,539
102 Soap, cleansing and polishing preparations 26,033 22,338 23,569
103 Fertilizers, manufactured 71,049 53,600 27,011
104 Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms 18,766 11,144 12,069
105 Polymers of styrene, in primary forms 1,625 899 2,481
106 Polymers of vinyl chloride or of other halogenated olefins, in primary forms 4,459 2,836 2,329
107 Polyacetals, other polyethers and epoxide resins, in primary forms; polycarbonates, alkyd resins, polyallyl esters and other polyesters, in primary forms 2,390 3,833 3,192
108 Other plastics, in primary forms 14,886 13,248 14,027
109 Waste, parings and scrap, of plastics 8 8 92
110 Tubes, pipes and hoses, and fittings therefor, of plastics 29,140 17,760 21,428
111 Plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of plastics 24,188 23,538 22,535
112 Monofilament of which any cross-sectional dimension exceeds 1 mm, rods, sticks and profile shapes, whether or not surface-worked but not otherwise worked, 526 830 846
113 Insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, herbicides, anti-sprouting products and plant-growth regulators, disinfectants and similar products, put up in form 50,383 48,946 33,708
114 Starches, inulin and wheat gluten; albuminoidal substances; glues 8,564 6,688 7,672
115 Explosives and pyrotechnic products 1,368 1,695 1,140
116 Prepared additives for mineral oils and the like; prepared liquids for hydraulic transmission; anti-freezing preparations and prepared de-icing fluids; lub 14,738 17,470 20,029
117 Miscellaneous chemical products, n.e.s. 23,277 21,051 17,746
118 Leather 1,843 1,197 709
119 Manufactures of leather or of composition leather, n.e.s.; saddlery and harness 310 178 144
120 Furskins, tanned or dressed (including heads, tails, paws and other pieces or cuttings), unassembled, or assembled (without the addition of other materials 9 2
121 Materials of rubber (e.g., pastes, plates, sheets, rods, thread, tubes, of rubber) 6,427 4,342 4,214
122 Rubber tyres, interchangeable tyre treads, tyre flaps and inner tubes for wheels of all kinds 54,878 35,897 44,666
123 Articles of rubber, n.e.s. 14,839 12,290 14,522
124 Cork manufactures 78 77 135
125 Veneers, plywood, particle board, and other wood, worked, n.e.s. 14,741 6,078 8,682
126 Wood manufactures, n.e.s. 10,771 6,214 6,611
127 Paper and paperboard 50,784 45,668 54,150
128 Paper and paperboard, cut to size or shape, and articles of paper or paperboard 42,732 38,938 43,134
129 Textile yarn 6,577 7,307 5,090
130 Cotton fabrics, woven (not including narrow or special fabrics) 16,703 10,775 16,210
131 Fabrics, woven, of man-made textile materials (not including narrow or special fabrics) 26,348 16,272 19,496
132 Other textile fabrics, woven 712 674 932
133 Knitted or crocheted fabrics (including tubular knit fabrics, n.e.s., pile fabrics and openwork fabrics), n.e.s. 3,496 2,466 3,425
134 Tulles, lace, embroidery, ribbons, trimmings and other smallwares 3,003 2,158 2,361
135 Special yarns, special textile fabrics and related products 14,944 9,842 11,102
136 Made-up articles, wholly or chiefly of textile materials, n.e.s. 19,513 13,780 18,529
137 Floor coverings, etc. 1,012 1,430 1,622
138 Lime, cement, and fabricated construction materials (except glass and clay materials) 15,141 11,502 9,130
139 Clay construction materials and refractory construction materials 32,137 23,008 25,681
140 Mineral manufactures, n.e.s. 17,682 11,444 13,989
141 Glass 13,875 8,414 9,036
142 Glassware 31,819 22,627 26,426
143 Pottery 6,972 6,042 6,866
144 Pearls and precious or semiprecious stones, unworked or worked 8 20 6
145 Pig-iron, spiegeleisen, sponge iron, iron or steel granules and powders and ferro-alloys 4,212 4,066 2,979
146 Ingots and other primary forms, of iron or steel; semi-finished products of iron or steel 16 93 67
147 Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, not clad, plated or coated 28,180 12,413 19,708
148 Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, clad, plated or coated 15,314 12,124 9,280
149 Flat-rolled products of alloy steel 5,176 3,584 5,802
150 Iron and steel bars, rods, angles, shapes and sections (including sheet piling) 20,761 9,785 12,497
151 Rails or railway track construction material, of iron or steel 2,646 22 281
152 Wire of iron or steel 4,228 1,640 1,354
153 Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, and tube or pipe fittings, of iron or steel 40,558 21,281 30,548
154 Silver, platinum and other metals of the platinum group 178 172 264
155 Copper 11,921 7,856 7,721
156 Nickel 635 672 436
157 Aluminium 24,360 21,889 21,666
158 Lead 2,974 1,283 1,845
159 Zinc 1,772 889 1,067
160 Tin 807 230 375
161 Miscellaneous non-ferrous base metals employed in metallurgy, and cermets 161 70 69
162 Structures and parts of structures, n.e.s., of iron, steel or aluminium 36,456 19,218 20,592
163 Metal containers for storage or transport 22,462 20,300 26,581
164 Wire products (excluding insulated electrical wiring) and fencing grills 14,735 8,893 10,679
165 Nails, screws, nuts, bolts, rivets and the like, of iron, steel, copper or aluminium 15,876 11,490 11,131
166 Tools for use in the hand or in machines 21,593 15,560 15,499
167 Cutlery 5,817 4,063 5,083
168 Household equipment of base metal, n.e.s. 10,586 12,102 9,932
169 Manufactures of base metal, n.e.s. 47,990 40,972 43,376
170 Steam or other vapour-generating boilers, superheated water boilers, and auxiliary plant for use therewith; parts thereof 14,420 3,398 6,050
171 Steam turbines and other vapour turbines, and parts thereof, n.e.s. 7,292 3,153 559
172 Internal combustion piston engines, and parts thereof, n.e.s. 61,847 41,240 42,185
173 Engines and motors, non-electric (other than those of groups 174, 713 and 718); parts, n.e.s., of these engines and motors 2,167 1,510 1,086
174 Rotating electric plant, and parts thereof, n.e.s. 23,464 16,569 25,157
175 Power-generating machinery, and parts thereof, n.e.s. 2,275 1,037 1,353
176 Agricultural machinery (excluding tractors), and parts thereof 18,409 19,094 17,403
177 Tractors (other than those of headings 744.14 and 744.15) 3,414 1,211 1,797
178 Civil engineering and contractors’ plant and equipment; parts thereof 26,712 29,849 24,060
179 Textile and leather machinery, and parts thereof, n.e.s. 10,440 4,117 5,275
180 Paper mill and pulp mill machinery, paper-cutting machines and other machinery for the manufacture of paper articles; parts thereof 2,949 1,124 2,764
181 Printing and bookbinding machinery, and parts thereof 7,971 4,726 5,528
182 Food-processing machines (excluding domestic); parts thereof 29,013 12,525 17,872
183 Other machinery and equipment specialized for particular industries; parts thereof, n.e.s. 27,994 28,499 24,896
184 Machine tools working by removing metal or other material 1,615 1,676 2,436
185 Machine tools for working metal, sintered metal carbides or cermets, without removing material 2,431 5,974 3,332
186 Parts, n.e.s., and accessories suitable for use solely or principally with the machines falling within groups 731 and 733 (including work or tool holders, 1,648 1,020 718
187 Metalworking machinery (other than machine tools), and parts thereof, n.e.s. 7,138 3,688 3,895
188 Heating and cooling equipment, and parts thereof, n.e.s. 63,045 47,307 59,830
189 Pumps for liquids, whether or not fitted with a measuring device; liquid elevators; parts for such pumps and liquid elevators 28,658 21,529 24,947
190 Pumps (other than pumps for liquids), air or other gas compressors and fans; ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with 54,223 41,676 53,385
191 Mechanical handling equipment, and parts thereof, n.e.s. 25,725 23,930 20,896
192 Non-electrical machinery, tools and mechanical apparatus, and parts thereof, n.e.s. 38,256 27,451 34,349
193 Ball- or roller bearings 9,075 7,924 7,190
194 Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances for pipes, boiler shells, tanks, vats or the like, including pressure-reducing valves and thermostatically contr 25,166 20,856 24,895
195 Transmission shafts (including camshafts and crankshafts) and cranks; bearing housings and plain shaft bearings; gears and gearing; ball screws; gearboxes 12,216 7,867 5,027
196 Non-electric parts and accessories of machinery, n.e.s. 4,298 5,368 5,184
197 Office machines 8,793 4,279 5,103
198 Automatic data-processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machine 62,896 41,898 51,407
199 Parts and accessories (other than covers, carrying cases and the like) suitable for use solely or principally with machines falling within groups 751 and 7 31,568 20,082 17,742
200 Television receivers (including video monitors and video projectors), whether or not incorporating radio-broadcast receivers or sound- or video-recording o 46,817 63,817 39,219
201 Radio-broadcast receivers, whether or not incorporating sound-recording or reproducing apparatus or a clock 11,867 9,327 10,061
202 Sound recorders or reproducers; television image and sound recorders or reproducers; prepared unrecorded media 8,151 4,370 13,599
203 Telecommunications equipment, n.e.s., and parts, n.e.s., and accessories of apparatus falling within groups 761, 762 and 763 93,352 73,029 78,470
204 Electric power machinery (other than rotating electric plant of group 716), and parts thereof 18,479 17,533 14,232
205 Electrical apparatus for switching or protecting electrical circuits or for making connections to or in electrical circuits (e.g., switches, relays, fuses, 54,233 39,667 40,069
206 Equipment for distributing electricity, n.e.s. 35,579 19,879 24,244
207 Electrodiagnostic apparatus for medical, surgical, dental or veterinary purposes, and radiological apparatus 15,550 9,339 21,705
208 Household-type electrical and non-electrical equipment, n.e.s. 40,944 27,369 30,878
209 Thermionic, cold cathode or photo-cathode valves and tubes (e.g., vacuum or vapour or gas-filled valves and tubes, mercury arc rectifying valves and tubes, 19,637 13,031 11,589
210 Electrical machinery and apparatus, n.e.s. 62,804 47,035 51,623
211 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, 68,415 49,923 62,018
212 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods and special-purpose motor vehicles 63,705 38,084 24,686
213 Road motor vehicles, n.e.s. 23,811 10,900 21,627
214 Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of groups 722, 781, 782 and 783 77,400 37,134 44,164
215 Motor cycles (including mopeds) and cycles, motorized and non-motorized; invalid carriages 20,955 9,919 13,485
216 Trailers and semi-trailers; other vehicles, not mechanically-propelled; specially designed and equipped transport containers 5,737 4,155 2,595
217 Railway vehicles (including hovertrains) and associated equipment 28,221 8,926 1,898
218 Aircraft and associated equipment; spacecraft (including satellites) and spacecraft launch vehicles; parts thereof 2,665 56,321 3,176
219 Ships, boats (including hovercraft) and floating structures 8,515 3,832 7,398
220 Prefabricated buildings 20,670 14,109 11,251
221 Sanitary, plumbing and heating fixtures and fittings, n.e.s. 5,019 3,970 5,183
222 Lighting fixtures and fittings, n.e.s. 17,915 14,466 20,413
223 Furniture and parts thereof; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings 55,179 36,839 33,999
224 Trunks, suitcases, vanity cases, executive cases, briefcases, school satchels, binocular cases, camera cases, musical instrument cases, spectacle cases, gu 9,038 8,688 8,583
225 Men’s or boys’ coats, capes, jackets, suits, blazers, trousers, shorts, shirts, underwear, nightwear and similar articles of textile fabrics, not knitted o 35,266 21,334 25,659
226 Women’s or girls’ coats, capes, jackets, suits, trousers, shorts, shirts, dresses and skirts, underwear, nightwear and similar articles of textile fabrics, 24,290 21,300 28,156
227 Men’s or boys’ coats, capes, jackets, suits, blazers, trousers, shorts, shirts, underwear, nightwear and similar articles of textile fabrics, knitted or cr 2,151 2,771 5,213
228 Women’s or girls’ coats, capes, jackets, suits, trousers, shorts, shirts, dresses and skirts, underwear, nightwear and similar articles of textile fabrics, 4,384 5,088 8,101
229 Articles of apparel, of textile fabrics, whether or not knitted or crocheted, n.e.s. 24,369 20,336 25,486
230 Clothing accessories, of textile fabrics, whether or not knitted or crocheted (other than those for babies) 7,321 3,373 4,664
231 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories of other than textile fabrics; headgear of all materials 7,468 5,363 7,743
232 Footwear 75,308 57,881 80,055
233 Optical instruments and apparatus, n.e.s. 3,159 3,845 2,182
234 Instruments and appliances, n.e.s., for medical, surgical, dental or veterinary purposes 18,958 25,861 38,152
235 Meters and counters, n.e.s. 3,975 4,134 2,165
236 Measuring, checking, analysing and controlling instruments and apparatus, n.e.s. 50,231 31,306 33,355
237 Photographic apparatus and equipment, n.e.s. 4,390 4,105 2,995
238 Photographic and cinematographic supplies 8,004 5,950 9,569
239 Cinematographic film, exposed and developed, whether or not incorporating soundtrack or consisting only of soundtrack 120 80 157
240 Optical goods, n.e.s. 6,160 4,985 7,384
241 Watches and clocks 5,588 5,419 4,800
242 Arms and ammunition 179 188 253
243 Printed matter 28,804 13,412 16,107
244 Articles, n.e.s., of plastics 81,788 69,275 78,086
245 Baby carriages, toys, games and sporting goods 14,037 16,394 15,078
246 Office and stationery supplies, n.e.s. 12,421 10,748 11,978
247 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 469 126 695
248 Jewellery, goldsmiths’ and silversmiths’ wares, and other articles of precious or semiprecious materials, n.e.s. 2,156 2,046 1,898
249 Musical instruments and parts and accessories thereof; records, tapes and other sound or similar recordings (excluding goods of groups 763 and 883) 7,955 7,710 17,785
250 Miscellaneous manufactured articles, n.e.s. 19,103 15,616 17,467
251 Special transactions and commodities not classified according to kind 1,407 1,749 1,040
252 Coin (other than gold coin), not being legal tender 9 9 3
253 Gold, non-monetary (excluding gold ores and concentrates) 274 332 304
Data in the table is taken from the COMTRADE database of the United Nations Statistics Division. Copyright by the United Nations, 1997. All rights reserved.