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Russian trade with Libya 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 Libya in 2015: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Libya

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Libya was $183,350,999, down 17.59% ($39,138,850) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Libya in 2015 were $183,315,893, down 17.28% ($38,305,878) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Libya in 2015 were $35,106, down 95.96% ($832,972) from 2014.

Russia’s trade surplus with Libya in 2015 was $183,280,787, a 16.97% decrease ($37,472,906) over 2014.

Libya was Russia’s 97th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 100th in 2014), accounting for 0.0348% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0284% in 2014).

Libya was Russia’s 86th largest export market in 2015 (up from 87th in 2014), accounting for 0.0534% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0446% in 2014).

Libya was Russia’s 177th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 155th in 2014), accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0003% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Libya

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 72.08% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (59.82% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 24.80% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (15.60% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.69% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (23.50% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.32% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (0.71% in 2014).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $12,892,884;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $584,612.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Libya 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 $48,977,176;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,989,721.
Russia’s exports to Libya in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 10,230 0.01 92,093-88.89
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 52,079 0.03 0
10 Cereals 131,964,647 71.99 132,486,520-0.39
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,760 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 11,339 0.01 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 22,750 0.01 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,300 0.00 565307.08
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 60,000 0.03 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,094,720 1.69 52,071,896-94.06
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 52,437-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 126,000-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,386 0.00 2,748-13.17
31 Fertilizers 155,000 0.08 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 24,070 0.01 6,330280.25
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 15,521 0.01 58,309-73.38
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 6,760-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7 0.00 11,416-99.94
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 354,231-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,578 0.01 188,093-93.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 32,268-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 28-100.00
72 Iron and steel 45,454,792 24.80 32,561,90839.59
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,620 0.00 1,995,341-99.72
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 6,919-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,044,774 0.57 460,162127.04
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 1,188,308 0.65 1,095,0258.52
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 266-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 190,012 0.10 12,4391,427.55
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 0 0.00 17-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Libya

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 100.00% of Russia’s total imports from Libya (0.00% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Libya (3.08% in 2014).
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Libya (96.92% in 2014).

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $35,106.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease 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) - a decrease of $26,745;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $4,449.
Russia’s imports from Libya in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 836,884-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 4,449-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 26,745-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 35,106 100.00 0

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