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Russian trade with Lebanon in 2014

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Lebanon in 2014: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Lebanon

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Lebanon totaled $803,921,720, up 51.64% ($273,786,527) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Lebanon in 2014 totaled $790,242,600, up 54.07% ($277,319,943) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Lebanon in 2014 were $13,679,120, down 20.53% ($3,533,416) from 2013.

Russia’s trade surplus with Lebanon in 2014 was $776,563,480, a 56.66% increase ($280,853,359) over 2013.

Lebanon was Russia’s 73rd largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 82nd in 2013), accounting for 0.1027% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0629% in 2013).

Lebanon was Russia’s 63rd largest export market in 2014 (up from 68th in 2013), accounting for 0.1590% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0973% in 2013).

Lebanon was Russia’s 114th largest supplier in 2014 (down from 110th in 2013), accounting for 0.0048% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0055% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to Lebanon

The major share of Russian exports to Lebanon in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 79.17% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (75.35% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.12% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (14.82% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.55% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (7.22% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.76% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (1.46% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.09% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (0.94% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in 2014 over 2013 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 $234,012,230;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $15,102,430;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $7,953,841;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $6,416,241;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $5,860,556;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $5,166,286;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $4,450,477;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $3,445,490.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $6,184,426.
Russia’s exports to Lebanon in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 9,600-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 829,905 0.11 384,895115.62
10 Cereals 70,571,963 8.93 62,618,12212.70
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 40,405 0.01 78,000-48.20
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 14,455,713 1.83 10,005,23644.48
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 139,692 0.02 131,4596.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9,679 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 279,370 0.04 1,642,574-82.99
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 718,355 0.09 513,77339.82
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 844,285 0.11 569,25048.32
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 70,604-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,166,286 0.65 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 620,484,330 78.52 386,472,10060.55
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 67,719 0.01 89,750-24.55
29 Organic chemicals 216,083 0.03 94,691128.20
30 Pharmaceutical products 326,744 0.04 166,23396.56
31 Fertilizers 3,653,659 0.46 3,764,263-2.94
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11,928 0.00 3,092285.77
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 40,515 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,114,177 0.52 668,687515.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 172,142 0.02 40,643323.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 13-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 149 0.00 21609.52
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 38,192,102 4.83 23,089,67265.41
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13,594,323 1.72 7,733,76775.78
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,275 0.00 6,188,701-99.93
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,898 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 115-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,085 0.00 1,28062.89
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,522 0.00 2,625-42.02
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 23,637 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,506 0.00 90566.41
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 321-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 34,437 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 448 0.00 341,217.65
70 Glass and glassware 222 0.00 85161.18
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 479-100.00
72 Iron and steel 13,885,985 1.76 7,469,74485.90
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,250 0.00 1,123723.69
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 15,082-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 459,233 0.06 131,100250.29
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 1,159,371 0.15 383,549202.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 31,734 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 456,198 0.06 435,1964.83
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 248 0.00 622-60.13
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 128,611 0.02 64,85898.30
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,502 0.00 52,702-89.56
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,364 0.00 2482,466.13
SS Classified 99,550 0.01 27 443262.75

Russia’s Imports from Lebanon

The major share of Russian imports from Lebanon in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 65.55% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (70.99% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.14% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (11.03% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.73% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (2.81% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.71% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (10.38% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.48% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (3.08% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.16% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (0.05% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1,365,316;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $617,591;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $334,991;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $280,706;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $234,551;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $150,803;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $127,249;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $122,933;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $111,946;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $70,743.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $4,578,368;
  • 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) - a decrease of $1,458,084;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $255,775;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $195,590;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $147,541;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $91,067;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $44,468;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $43,711;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $41,398.
Russia’s imports from Lebanon in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 24,500 0.18 7,000250.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 409 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,098,470 22.65 1,733,15478.78
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 413,955 3.03 609,545-32.09
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 2,819-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 22 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 18,217-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,799 0.02 21,645-87.07
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 32,166 0.24 53,763-40.17
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 122,933 0.90 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 111,946 0.82 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 225,660 1.65 373,201-39.53
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,199 0.09 27,234-55.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 127,249 0.93 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,795,036 35.05 9,373,404-48.84
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 97-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 666,986 4.88 331,995100.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 246 0.00 0
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 43,711-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 21,535-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 29,258 0.21 24,07521.53
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,057,847 15.04 1,440,25642.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 482 0.00 36,829-98.69
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20,030 0.15 17,86312.13
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,013 0.01 156549.36
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 51 0.00 5,778-99.12
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 146,032 1.07 401,807-63.66
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 193,080 1.41 122,33757.83
55 Man-made staple fibers 420 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 44,468-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 179 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,446 0.03 30,257-88.61
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 642,759 4.70 408,20857.46
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 6-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 1,266-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 36,143-100.00
69 Ceramic products 103 0.00 3,034-96.61
70 Glass and glassware 8,005 0.06 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 159,201 1.16 8,3981,795.70
73 Articles of iron or steel 65,526 0.48 45,30744.63
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,073 0.01 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 150 0.00 0
78 Lead and articles thereof 4,780 0.03 95,847-95.01
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,006 0.01 6,749-85.09
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 14,805 0.11 8,82267.82
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 350,429 2.56 69,723402.60
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 93,218 0.68 1,551,302-93.99
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 201,239 1.47 164,91822.02
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,020 0.01 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 23,684 0.17 4,561419.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 25,708 0.19 67,106-61.69
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia