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Russian trade with Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2016

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 the second quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Lebanon

In the 2nd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Lebanon was $104,255,103, down 49.31% ($101,419,121) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2016 were $101,098,719, down 50.12% ($101,573,647) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2016 totaled $3,156,384, up 5.15% ($154,526) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2016 was $97,942,335, a 50.95% decrease ($101,728,173) over the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Lebanon was Russia’s 75th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (down from 67th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0958% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1509% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Lebanon was Russia’s 61st largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (down from 52nd in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1521% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2214% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Lebanon was Russia’s 108th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0074% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0067% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Lebanon

The major share of Russian exports to Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 42.83% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (7.01% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 27.02% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (85.37% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.58% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (2.11% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.68% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (0.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.15% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (2.69% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.58% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (2.62% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $30,602,743;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $10,193,996;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $6,334,568;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1,146,367;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $882,190;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $385,532.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 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 $143,900,033;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1,803,194;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1,770,145;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $1,667,907;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,656,192;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,138,418.
Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
01 Live animals 3,622 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,850 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 50,433 0.05 6,100726.77
10 Cereals 40,952,779 40.51 10,350,036295.68
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 24,000 0.02 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 129,281-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,900,000 1.88 3,567,907-46.75
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 43,871 0.04 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 12,145 0.01 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 40,348 0.04 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 263,357 0.26 145,29081.26
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,509 0.01 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 1,803,194-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 27,311,919 27.02 171,211,952-84.05
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 18,397-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 2,944,342 2.91 4,600,534-36.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 57,692 0.06 29,90092.95
31 Fertilizers 1,523,183 1.51 376,816304.22
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 17,852 0.02 2198,051.60
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 705 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,285,706 1.27 403,516218.63
39 Plastics and articles thereof 388,147 0.38 2,61514,743.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,274 0.00 21,095-93.96
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 417 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,605,207 1.59 3,375,352-52.44
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 206,256 0.20 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 798,931 0.79 1,937,349-58.76
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 181 0.00 352-48.58
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 635-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,729 0.00 345401.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 251 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 13,444-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 174-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 34 0.00 137-75.18
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 352 0.00 38,134-99.08
69 Ceramic products 54,346 0.05 37114,548.52
70 Glass and glassware 41,209 0.04 10,765282.81
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 16-100.00
72 Iron and steel 14,465,342 14.31 4,271,346238.66
73 Articles of iron or steel 273,845 0.27 209130,926.32
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 37 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,502 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 80,528 0.08 175,075-54.00
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 100,605 0.10 70,83842.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,410,161 6.34 75,5938,379.83
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 159,489 0.16 12,3871,187.55
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 44-100.00
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 41,276 0.04 22,11586.64
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,083 0.01 819764.84
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 20,204 0.02 5403,980.00

Russia’s Imports from Lebanon

The major share of Russian imports from Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 67.72% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (70.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.30% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (15.96% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.44% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (6.09% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.26% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (2.93% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.43% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (3.67% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,449,421;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $234,558;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $154,084;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $83,452;
  • 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 $46,613;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $9,853.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,457,775;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $118,436;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $82,122;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $81,753;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $63,951;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $21,710.
Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 1,457,775-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 10,168 0.32 31,878-68.10
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 9,853 0.31 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7,004 0.22 1,201483.18
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 234,558 7.43 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 89,741 2.84 83,2437.81
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 81,753-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 14,901 0.47 133,337-88.82
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 9,048 0.29 8,6804.24
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,762,187 55.83 312,766463.42
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 82,122-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 4,856-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 546,146 17.30 392,06239.30
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,879 0.06 11,156-83.16
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 12,689 0.40 8,61547.29
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 32 0.00 14128.57
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 111 0.00 6863.24
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 213 0.01 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 266,249 8.44 182,79745.65
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,245 0.20 6,939-10.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 134,442 4.26 87,82953.07
73 Articles of iron or steel 5 0.00 832-99.40
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 458-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,883 0.12 67,834-94.28
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 0 0.00 1,004-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 41,303 1.31 41,3030.00
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 0 0.00 3,336-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,727 0.18 0
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