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

Russia’s Trade with Sri Lanka

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Sri Lanka was $439,220,624, down 19.44% ($105,971,081) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in 2015 were $129,653,459, down 7.07% ($9,864,348) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in 2015 were $309,567,165, down 23.69% ($96,106,733) from 2014.

Russia’s trade deficit with Sri Lanka in 2015 was $179,913,706, a 32.40% decrease ($86,242,385) over 2014.

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 78th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 83rd in 2014), accounting for 0.0835% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0696% in 2014).

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 92nd largest export market in 2015 (just as in 2014), accounting for 0.0377% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0281% in 2014).

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 57th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 59th in 2014), accounting for 0.1695% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1419% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Sri Lanka

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 36.65% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (15.59% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 36.62% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (50.71% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.39% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (8.91% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.06% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (15.75% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.79% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (8.63% in 2014).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $25,206,448;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $3,088,585;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1,186,116.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka 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 $18,299,569;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $11,562,174;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $4,967,431;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $3,308,053;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $769,578;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $601,899.
Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 5,098-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,563,684 2.75 2,377,56849.89
10 Cereals 43,933,564 33.89 18,727,116134.60
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 601,899-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 520 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 20,826 0.02 44,121-52.80
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10,043,560 7.75 15,010,991-33.09
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 37,438,603 28.88 55,738,172-32.83
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 115,886 0.09 53218,552.83
31 Fertilizers 10,456,359 8.06 11,225,937-6.86
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 24,574-100.00
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 3,212 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 11,938 0.01 5182,204.63
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,500 0.01 98,694-92.40
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,168,295 3.21 1,079,710286.06
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 623 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 81,280 0.06 5,5771,357.41
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 23,728 0.02 26,191-9.40
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,697,256 6.71 12,005,309-27.55
52 Cotton 0 0.00 604-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 13,012-100.00
72 Iron and steel 10,405,675 8.03 21,967,849-52.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 11,569 0.01 5002,213.80
74 Copper and articles thereof 90 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 30,689 0.02 8003,736.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 238,367 0.18 504,985-52.80
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 276,595 0.21 4,2476,412.71
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 114,870 0.09 12,032854.70
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,135 0.00 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 5,565 0.00 0
SS Classified 70 0.00 42 250-99.83

Russia’s Imports from Sri Lanka

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 63.98% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (60.73% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 30.07% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (33.21% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.63% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (5.06% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.04% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (0.66% in 2014).

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1,344,545;
  • 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) - an increase of $977,634.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $49,953,395;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $20,810,908;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $17,739,702;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $5,428,244;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - a decrease of $1,728,815.
Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,575,419 0.51 230,874582.37
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 167,048 0.05 38,297336.19
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 554 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 675 0.00 271,966-99.75
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 194,789,543 62.92 244,742,938-20.41
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,477 0.00 5,556-37.42
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 48,938 0.02 92,663-47.19
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 190,846 0.06 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,045,272 0.34 727,36243.71
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 105,607 0.03 54,95792.16
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,237 0.00 2,28341.79
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 127,526 0.04 205,170-37.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 22,709 0.01 17,09932.81
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 1,949-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,920,668 0.94 3,768,309-22.49
39 Plastics and articles thereof 121,458 0.04 25,653373.47
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11,274,228 3.64 16,702,472-32.50
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 342,922 0.11 513,681-33.24
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,938 0.00 69,722-82.88
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 613 0.00 6,784-90.96
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 117,717 0.04 210,325-44.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12,526 0.00 17,229-27.30
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3,964,299 1.28 4,570,520-13.26
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 260,077 0.08 871,118-70.14
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 923 0.00 10,541-91.24
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 51,924,108 16.77 72,735,016-28.61
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 34,409,788 11.12 52,149,490-34.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 17,943 0.01 132,393-86.45
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,124 0.00 32,839-75.26
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,456,497 0.79 4,185,312-41.31
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 47,123 0.02 25,27886.42
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,153 0.00 16,226-86.73
69 Ceramic products 116,313 0.04 295,022-60.57
70 Glass and glassware 245 0.00 1,794-86.34
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 60,093 0.02 93,643-35.83
73 Articles of iron or steel 59,138 0.02 85,927-31.18
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13,098 0.00 1,0351,165.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,939 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 88,149 0.03 121,537-27.47
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 2,788,144 0.90 1,810,51054.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 349,760 0.11 727,153-51.90
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 31 0.00 258-87.98
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 18 0.00 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 43,063 0.01 67,537-36.24
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 63,390 0.02 24,069163.37
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9,828 0.00 11,391-13.72
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia