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Russian trade with Lebanon in 2015

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 2015: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Lebanon

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Lebanon was $639,673,975, down 20.43% ($164,247,745) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Lebanon in 2015 were $631,582,919, down 20.08% ($158,659,681) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Lebanon in 2015 were $8,091,056, down 40.85% ($5,588,064) from 2014.

Russia’s trade surplus with Lebanon in 2015 was $623,491,863, a 19.71% decrease ($153,071,617) over 2014.

Lebanon was Russia’s 74th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 73rd in 2014), accounting for 0.1215% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1027% in 2014).

Lebanon was Russia’s 59th largest export market in 2015 (up from 63rd in 2014), accounting for 0.1838% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1590% in 2014).

Lebanon was Russia’s 116th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 114th in 2014), accounting for 0.0044% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0048% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Lebanon

The major share of Russian exports to Lebanon in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 74.76% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (79.17% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.85% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (11.12% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.22% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (6.55% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.49% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (0.27% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.82% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (1.76% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.67% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (1.09% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $14,288,406;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $12,221,506;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $6,661,401.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in 2015 over 2014 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 $154,676,086;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $18,498,685;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $6,656,235;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $5,444,678;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $3,077,574;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $2,884,588.
Russia’s exports to Lebanon in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 1,904 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 155 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 121,127 0.02 829,905-85.40
10 Cereals 82,793,469 13.11 70,571,96317.32
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 280 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 129,281 0.02 40,405219.96
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,011,035 1.43 14,455,713-37.66
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,913 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 28,256 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 87 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 558 0.00 139,692-99.60
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 620 0.00 9,679-93.59
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 65,062 0.01 279,370-76.71
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 654,645 0.10 718,355-8.87
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 990,733 0.16 844,28517.35
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,384,879 1.01 5,166,28623.59
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 465,808,244 73.75 620,484,330-24.93
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 86,122 0.01 67,71927.18
29 Organic chemicals 6,877,484 1.09 216,0833,082.80
30 Pharmaceutical products 119,700 0.02 326,744-63.37
31 Fertilizers 2,159,495 0.34 3,653,659-40.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 219 0.00 11,928-98.16
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 40,515-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,229,589 0.19 4,114,177-70.11
39 Plastics and articles thereof 23,007 0.00 172,142-86.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 74,619 0.01 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,034 0.00 1491,265.10
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 19,693,417 3.12 38,192,102-48.44
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,938,088 1.10 13,594,323-48.96
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 868 0.00 4,275-79.70
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 9 0.00 2,898-99.69
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 635 0.00 2,085-69.54
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 345 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 1,522-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 13,444 0.00 23,637-43.12
65 Headgear and parts thereof 174 0.00 1,506-88.45
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 137 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 127,043 0.02 34,437268.91
69 Ceramic products 371 0.00 448-17.19
70 Glass and glassware 10,825 0.00 2224,776.13
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 16 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 10,808,411 1.71 13,885,985-22.16
73 Articles of iron or steel 307,122 0.05 9,2503,220.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 65 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 369,331 0.06 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 491 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 560,607 0.09 459,23322.07
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 772,356 0.12 1,159,371-33.38
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 14,320,140 2.27 31,73445,025.54
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 91,361 0.01 456,198-79.97
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 44 0.00 248-82.26
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 71,049 0.01 128,611-44.76
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 819 0.00 5,502-85.11
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 970 0.00 6,364-84.76
SS Classified 929,264 0.15 99 550833.46

Russia’s Imports from Lebanon

The major share of Russian imports from Lebanon in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 60.23% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (65.55% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.99% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (20.14% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.55% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (4.73% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.13% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (4.71% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.32% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (1.16% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.43% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (2.48% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $109,527;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $94,397;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $68,241;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $34,205;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $34,065.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $2,856,826;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $794,937;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $783,932;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $333,778;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $281,122;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $260,757;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $143,999;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $108,307;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $79,303;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $64,519;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $39,690;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $34,503;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $32,166;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $27,296;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $24,500.
Russia’s imports from Lebanon in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 0 0.00 24,500-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 409-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,314,538 28.61 3,098,470-25.30
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 132,833 1.64 413,955-67.91
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,239 0.04 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 22-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,866 0.02 2,799-33.33
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 32,166-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 83,243 1.03 122,933-32.29
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 84,650 1.05 111,946-24.38
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 293,901 3.63 225,66030.24
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,426 0.02 12,199-88.31
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 18,942 0.23 127,249-85.11
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,938,210 23.95 4,795,036-59.58
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 333,208 4.12 666,986-50.04
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 246-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 21,529 0.27 29,258-26.42
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,262,910 15.61 2,057,847-38.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 482-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 23,619 0.29 20,03017.92
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 35,218 0.44 1,0133,376.60
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 36 0.00 51-29.41
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,033 0.03 146,032-98.61
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 113,777 1.41 193,080-41.07
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 420-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,554 0.02 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 179-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 41 0.00 3,446-98.81
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 737,156 9.11 642,75914.69
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 34,065 0.42 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 24,167 0.30 0
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 103-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 10,438 0.13 8,00530.39
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 268,728 3.32 159,20168.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,007 0.01 65,526-98.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,073-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 906 0.01 150504.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 4,780-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 193 0.00 1,006-80.82
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 458 0.01 14,805-96.91
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 89,672 1.11 350,429-74.41
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 77,593 0.96 93,218-16.76
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 166,736 2.06 201,239-17.15
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 1,020-100.00
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 7,235 0.09 23,684-69.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,922 0.07 25,708-76.96

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Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia