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Russian trade with Lebanon in 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 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Lebanon

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Lebanon was $539,319,583, down 15.69% ($100,354,392) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Lebanon in 2016 were $528,275,414, down 16.36% ($103,307,505) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Lebanon in 2016 totaled $11,044,169, up 36.50% ($2,953,113) from 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Lebanon in 2016 was $517,231,245, a 17.04% decrease ($106,260,618) over 2015.

Lebanon was Russia’s 73rd largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 74th in 2015), accounting for 0.1153% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1215% in 2015).

Lebanon was Russia’s 64th largest export market in 2016 (down from 59th in 2015), accounting for 0.1850% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1838% in 2015).

Lebanon was Russia’s 112th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 116th in 2015), accounting for 0.0061% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0044% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Lebanon

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 40.98% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (14.85% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 39.48% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (74.76% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.56% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (1.82% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.82% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (2.49% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.10% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (1.67% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.96% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (4.22% in 2015).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $114,234,836;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $28,774,522;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $12,690,150;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $10,028,309;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $7,438,431.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in 2016 over 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 $259,057,923;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $8,052,106;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $4,552,238;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $3,379,041;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2,938,964.
Russia’s exports to Lebanon in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
01 Live animals 14,844 0.00 1,904679.62
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,850 0.00 1551,738.71
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 638,348 0.12 121,127427.01
10 Cereals 197,028,305 37.30 82,793,469137.98
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 46,550 0.01 28016,525.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,627 0.00 129,281-96.42
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16,449,466 3.11 9,011,03582.55
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 2,913-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 75,584 0.01 28,256167.50
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 26,536 0.01 8730,401.15
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 12,145 0.00 5582,076.52
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 620-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 190,928 0.04 65,062193.46
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 729,171 0.14 654,64511.38
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,260,513 0.24 990,73327.23
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,509 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,832,641 0.35 6,384,879-71.30
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 206,750,321 39.14 465,808,244-55.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 208,493 0.04 86,122142.09
29 Organic chemicals 3,938,520 0.75 6,877,484-42.73
30 Pharmaceutical products 392,030 0.07 119,700227.51
31 Fertilizers 2,597,928 0.49 2,159,49520.30
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 132,761 0.03 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 38,669 0.01 21917,557.08
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 286 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 705 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 13,919,739 2.63 1,229,5891,032.06
39 Plastics and articles thereof 427,959 0.08 23,0071,760.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,426 0.00 74,619-98.09
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 417 0.00 2,034-79.50
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,641,311 2.20 19,693,417-40.89
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 409,673 0.08 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,559,047 0.67 6,938,088-48.70
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,218 0.00 868385.94
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2,365 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1 0.00 9-88.89
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 12,512 0.00 3453,526.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 252 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10,001 0.00 13,444-25.61
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 0.00 127,043-99.72
69 Ceramic products 54,346 0.01 37114,548.52
70 Glass and glassware 41,891 0.01 10,825286.98
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 39,582,933 7.49 10,808,411266.22
73 Articles of iron or steel 352,152 0.07 307,12214.66
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 65-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 37 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 302 0.00 369,331-99.92
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,628 0.00 491231.57
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 354,468 0.07 560,607-36.77
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 338,208 0.06 772,356-56.21
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 24,348,449 4.61 14,320,14070.03
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 427,212 0.08 91,361367.61
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 115,632 0.02 71,04962.75
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,143 0.00 819772.16
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 20,204 0.00 9701,982.89
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6,135 0.00 0
SS Classified 257,637 0.05 929 264-72.28

Russia’s Imports from Lebanon

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 58.52% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (60.23% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.58% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (19.99% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 14.54% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (9.55% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.06% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (4.13% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.93% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (3.32% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.35% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (1.43% in 2015).

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $3,741,863;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $619,636;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $391,442;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $296,559;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $213,707;
  • 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 $154,591;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $143,442;
  • 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 $55,326;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $54,891;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $43,558.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $2,311,625;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $165,580;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $142,206;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $72,711;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $50,674.
Russia’s imports from Lebanon in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,913 0.03 2,314,538-99.87
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 101,038 0.91 132,833-23.94
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 17,119 0.16 3,239428.53
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 225 0.00 73,114.29
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,310 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 19,863 0.18 1,866964.47
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 296,559 2.69 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 126,801 1.15 83,24352.33
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 33,976 0.31 84,650-59.86
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 151,695 1.37 293,901-48.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,756 0.12 1,426794.53
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 18,345 0.17 18,942-3.15
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,680,073 51.43 1,938,210193.06
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 167,628 1.52 333,208-49.69
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,368 0.04 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,716 0.04 21,529-78.09
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,654,352 14.98 1,262,91031.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 31,437 0.28 23,61933.10
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 65,603 0.59 35,21886.28
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 141 0.00 36291.67
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 56,924 0.52 2,0332,700.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 91,642 0.83 113,777-19.45
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 1,554-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 23 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,142 0.01 412,685.37
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,356,792 12.29 737,15684.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 247,772 2.24 34,065627.35
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,245 0.06 24,167-74.16
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 10,438-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 324,054 2.93 268,72820.59
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,507 0.03 1,007248.26
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 906-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 193-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6 0.00 458-98.69
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16,961 0.15 89,672-81.09
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 232,184 2.10 77,593199.23
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 310,178 2.81 166,73686.03
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 94 0.00 7,235-98.70
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,727 0.05 5,922-3.29

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