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Russian trade with Libya in 2012

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Libya in 2012: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Libya

In 2012, Russia’s trade with Libya totaled $259,927,139, up 110.37% ($136,370,050) from 2011.

Russia’s exports to Libya in 2012 totaled $259,927,139, up 143.09% ($153,001,477) from 2011.

Russia’s imports from Libya in 2012 were $0, down 100.00% ($16,631,427) from 2011.

Russia’s trade surplus with Libya in 2012 was $259,927,139, a 187.87% increase ($169,632,904) over 2011.

Libya was Russia’s 89th largest trading partner in 2012 (up from 112th in 2011), accounting for 0.0309% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0150% in 2011).

Libya was Russia’s 80th largest export market in 2012 (up from 94th in 2011), accounting for 0.0495% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0207% in 2011).

There were no Russia’s imports from Libya in 2012, while in 2011, Libya was Russia’s 116th largest supplier, accounting for 0.0054% of Russia’s total imports.

Russia’s Exports to Libya

The major share of Russian exports to Libya in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 89.72% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (71.26% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.85% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (4.64% in 2011);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.83% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (4.93% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Libya in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $160,966,747;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $12,547,922;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $4,689,204;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,444,420;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,333,436.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Libya in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $4,914,344;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $4,024,773.
Russia’s exports to Libya in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 285,656 0.11 0
10 Cereals 231,191,161 88.94 70,224,414229.22
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,700,000 0.65 5,724,773-70.30
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 37,496-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 27,076 0.01 39,336-31.17
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 168,744-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9,955,876 3.83 5,266,67289.04
30 Pharmaceutical products 47,780 0.02 0
31 Fertilizers 527,694 0.20 396,00033.26
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 25,600 0.01 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,782 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,333,436 0.51 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 24,824 0.01 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 1,534-100.00
72 Iron and steel 12,547,922 4.83 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 48,189 0.02 4,962,533-99.03
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 97,271 0.04 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 610,636 0.23 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,444,420 0.56 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 57,816 0.02 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 20 104 160-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Libya

The major share of Russian imports from Libya in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Libya (5.13% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Libya in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Libya in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $853,372.
Russia’s imports from Libya in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 - 853,372-100.00
SS Classified 0 - 15 778 055-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia