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Russian trade with Lebanon in the 3rd 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 third quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Lebanon

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Lebanon totaled $163,623,803, up 33.02% ($40,613,963) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $160,674,455, up 33.44% ($40,268,632) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $2,949,348, up 13.26% ($345,331) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $157,725,107, a 33.89% increase ($39,923,301) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Lebanon was Russia’s 70th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 76th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1342% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0969% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Lebanon was Russia’s 59th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 65th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2233% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1514% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Lebanon was Russia’s 115th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 109th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0059% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0055% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Lebanon

The major share of Russian exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 51.99% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (54.11% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 35.97% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (32.92% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.24% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (3.48% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.22% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (6.23% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.16% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (2.18% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.28% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (0.46% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd 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) - an increase of $19,187,789;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $13,305,069;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $4,768,625;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $4,258,819;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,342,351.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2,452,032;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $809,822.
Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
01 Live animals 5,992 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 155-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 107,860 0.07 0
10 Cereals 52,654,680 32.77 39,349,61133.81
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 280-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,419,666 2.75 160,8472,647.75
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 2,384-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 22,360 0.01 28,256-20.87
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 26,536 0.02 8730,401.15
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 558-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 620-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 110-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 234,805 0.15 96,399143.58
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 325,005 0.20 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 809,822-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 83,533,388 51.99 64,445,59929.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 78,250 0.05 29,913161.59
29 Organic chemicals 524,680 0.33 219,193139.37
30 Pharmaceutical products 196,429 0.12 0
31 Fertilizers 278,603 0.17 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 131,805 0.08 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 667,959 0.42 307,986116.88
39 Plastics and articles thereof 181,539 0.11 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 48 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,691,393 2.30 6,143,425-39.91
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 203,417 0.13 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,278,612 0.80 1,355,135-5.65
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 109 0.00 114-4.39
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2,365 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10,669 0.01 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 34,257-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 517 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 3,471,746 2.16 2,129,39563.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,457 0.00 125,905-98.84
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 369,331-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 50 0.00 85-41.18
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 35,000 0.02 178,610-80.40
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 95,294 0.06 470,146-79.73
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,275,253 5.15 3,506,628135.99
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 21,389 0.01 31,535-32.17
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 35,302 0.02 20,25874.26
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 965-100.00
SS Classified 162,277 0.10 688,214-76.42

Russia’s Imports from Lebanon

The major share of Russian imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 50.52% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (58.99% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 19.52% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (4.82% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.81% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (22.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.50% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (1.99% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.44% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (4.31% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.12% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (6.30% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $744,504;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $345,786;
  • 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 $198,794;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $103,958;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $86,224;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $62,360;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $55,330.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $853,850;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $207,337;
  • 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) - a decrease of $72,264;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $66,034;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $17,228;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $16,591;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $12,311;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $9,907.
Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,913 0.10 856,763-99.66
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 86,224 2.92 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 1,271-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 225 0.01 73,114.29
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,310 0.04 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 506 0.02 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,118 0.07 2,897-26.89
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 52,791 1.79 65,102-18.91
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 842 0.03 1,426-40.95
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 355 0.01 10,262-96.54
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,342,779 45.53 598,275124.44
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 57,018 1.93 73,609-22.54
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,596 0.05 5,194-69.27
39 Plastics and articles thereof 289,798 9.83 497,135-41.71
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10,940 0.37 6,37871.53
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 21,256 0.72 12,58068.97
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 56,273 1.91 9435,867.44
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 45,232 1.53 111,266-59.35
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 317 0.01 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 467,411 15.85 121,625284.31
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 107,935 3.66 3,9772,613.98
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 17,228-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 91,901 3.12 164,165-44.02
73 Articles of iron or steel 50 0.00 175-71.43
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,083 0.24 10,579-33.05
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 198,794 6.74 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 103,663 3.51 41,303150.98
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 1,857-100.00

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