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Russian trade with Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka in the third quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sri Lanka

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Sri Lanka was $93,902,754, down 14.44% ($15,843,974) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $17,084,697, down 33.22% ($8,500,078) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $76,818,057, down 8.73% ($7,343,896) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $59,733,360, a 1.97% increase ($1,156,182) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 82nd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 77th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0770% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0865% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 104th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 102nd in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0237% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0322% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 57th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 55th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1537% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1776% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Sri Lanka

The major share of Russian exports to Sri Lanka 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) - 51.30% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (54.87% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 22.06% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (9.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 12.39% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (11.64% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.14% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (1.13% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.07% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (23.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,302,680;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,053,033;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $645,500;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $244,000;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $181,300;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $167,262;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $65,040.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $5,165,699;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $5,024,538;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1,044,376;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $497,219;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $292,292;
  • 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) - a decrease of $75,963.
Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 147,452 0.86 644,671-77.13
10 Cereals 8,358,207 48.92 13,382,745-37.54
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 244,000 1.43 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 925 0.01 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 13,745 0.08 11,59118.58
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,904,128 11.15 2,948,504-35.42
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 211,900 1.24 30,600592.48
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 55,545 0.33 45,33122.53
30 Pharmaceutical products 645,500 3.78 0
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 5,165,699-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 65,040 0.38 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 441,541 2.58 733,833-39.83
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 623-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 167,262 0.98 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 23,728-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,600,831 21.08 2,298,15156.68
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,127 0.04 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,002 0.01 911,001.10
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,189-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,204,792 7.05 151,759693.89
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 10,184 0.06 86,147-88.18
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,516 0.03 51,413-89.27
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 3,135-100.00
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 0 0.00 5,565-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Sri Lanka

The major share of Russian imports from Sri Lanka 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) - 56.64% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (64.78% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 35.89% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (28.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.09% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (5.92% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.18% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (0.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $2,343,142;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $616,942;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - an increase of $588,596;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $499,978;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - an increase of $404,071.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $11,094,401;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $925,842.
Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 369,233 0.48 416,573-11.36
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 13 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,366 0.00 6,322-46.76
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,577 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 42,548,157 55.39 53,642,558-20.68
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,119 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,136 0.00 5,904-80.76
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 12,750 0.02 23,069-44.73
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 485,650 0.63 334,58445.15
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 62,430 0.08 33,01989.07
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,403 0.01 1,136463.64
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 17,957 0.02 57,198-68.61
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 192 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 61,646 0.08 3,0121,946.68
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,067,048 1.39 450,106137.07
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,518 0.00 56,454-95.54
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,544,105 4.61 4 469,947-20.71
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 50,220 0.07 98,643-49.09
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,678 0.00 601345.59
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 613-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 18,687 0.02 43,601-57.14
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,965 0.01 1384,947.10
52 Cotton 437 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,436,570 1.87 847,97469.41
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 17,709 0.02 55,900-68.32
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 915 0.00 227303.08
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 14,949,158 19.46 12,606,01618.59
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9,246,936 12.04 8,746,9585.72
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 25,436 0.03 7,961219.51
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 389 0.00 175122.29
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,881,251 2.45 1,477,18027.35
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 8,352 0.01 6,97119.81
69 Ceramic products 35,243 0.05 29,78218.34
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,228 0.00 16,402-80.32
73 Articles of iron or steel 24,730 0.03 4,409473.92
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 901 0.00 12,191-92.61
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 1,281-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,390 0.01 24,962-54.37
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 743,978 0.97 556,33133.73
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 152,423 0.20 115,94731.46
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 449 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 204 0.00 640-68.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11,635 0.02 4,495164.73
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,873 0.00 2,873-34.81
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia