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Russian trade with Libya 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 Libya in 2014: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Libya

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Libya was $222,489,849, down 42.43% ($163,968,570) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Libya in 2014 were $221,621,771, down 42.65% ($164,836,648) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Libya in 2014 totaled $868,078, up ∞% ($868,078) from 2013.

Russia’s trade surplus with Libya in 2014 was $220,753,693, a 42.88% decrease ($165,704,726) over 2013.

Libya was Russia’s 100th largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 86th in 2013), accounting for 0.0284% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0459% in 2013).

Libya was Russia’s 87th largest export market in 2014 (down from 73rd in 2013), accounting for 0.0446% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0733% in 2013).

Libya was Russia’s 155th largest supplier in 2014 (there were no Russia’s imports from Libya in 2013), accounting for 0.0003% of Russia’s total imports.

Russia’s Exports to Libya

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 59.82% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (45.44% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 23.50% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (33.15% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.60% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (6.98% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.71% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (10.10% in 2013).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $5,772,041;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,848,614.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Libya 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) - a decrease of $76,047,162;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $43,016,468;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $32,500,237;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3,846,120;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $798,576.
Russia’s exports to Libya in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 92,093 0.04 0
10 Cereals 132,486,520 59.78 175,502,988-24.51
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 565 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 99,675-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 52,071,896 23.50 128,119,058-59.36
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 52,437 0.02 46,93711.72
29 Organic chemicals 126,000 0.06 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,748 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 551,175-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 8,311-100.00
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 6,330 0.00 2,592144.21
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 58,309 0.03 41,38440.90
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,760 0.00 2,002237.66
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11,416 0.01 6751,591.26
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 354,231 0.16 187,35389.07
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 188,093 0.08 168,83811.40
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 32,268 0.01 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 28 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 1,352-100.00
72 Iron and steel 32,561,908 14.69 26,789,86721.55
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,995,341 0.90 146,7271,259.90
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,592-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,919 0.00 26,006-73.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 460,162 0.21 394,38616.68
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 1,095,025 0.49 1,463,322-25.17
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 0 0.00 24,777-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 266 0.00 32,500,503-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 798,576-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,439 0.01 3,858,559-99.68
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 17 0.00 18,870-99.91
SS Classified 0 0.00 15 702 894-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Libya

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 96.92% of Russia’s total imports from Libya (0.00% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.08% of Russia’s total imports from Libya (0.00% in 2013).

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $836,884;
  • 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 $26,745;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $4,449.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Libya 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
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 836,884 96.41 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,449 0.51 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 26,745 3.08 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia