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Russian trade with Lebanon in the 4th 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 fourth quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Lebanon

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Lebanon totaled $160,873,677, up 3.69% ($5,723,558) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $158,974,866, up 3.42% ($5,251,515) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $1,898,811, up 33.08% ($472,043) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $157,076,055, a 3.14% increase ($4,779,472) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

Lebanon was Russia’s 72nd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1181% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1186% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Lebanon was Russia’s 64th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 59th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1896% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1865% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Lebanon was Russia’s 119th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 122nd in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0036% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0030% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Lebanon

The major share of Russian exports to Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 53.26% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (19.18% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 22.21% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (66.26% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.39% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (2.39% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.91% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (2.01% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.45% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (7.18% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.69% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (2.95% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $49,702,296;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $11,434,997;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $11,111,222;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $5,429,031;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $893,858.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th 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 $67,447,036;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2,462,838;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1,131,080;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $911,529;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $803,313;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $719,394.
Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
01 Live animals 2,231 0.00 1,90417.17
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 200,915 0.13 108,83984.60
10 Cereals 75,068,972 47.22 25,366,676195.94
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,627 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8,181,829 5.15 2,752,798197.22
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 529-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 427 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 103,805 0.07 60,82570.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 169,503 0.11 200,207-15.34
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 935,508 0.59 990,733-5.57
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 893,858 0.56 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 34,410,148 21.65 101,857,184-66.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 128,643 0.08 0
29 Organic chemicals 121,110 0.08 924,423-86.90
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,031 0.01 0
31 Fertilizers 789,514 0.50 1,701,043-53.59
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 956 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 19,667 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 11,506,362 7.24 395,1402,811.97
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,713 0.00 20,259-81.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 104 0.00 53,524-99.81
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 2,034-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,100,135 1.32 3,231,215-35.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 587,224 0.37 1,306,618-55.06
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,616 0.00 3281,002.44
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 114 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,782 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 165 0.00 60175.00
72 Iron and steel 14,932,641 9.39 3,497,644326.93
73 Articles of iron or steel 223 0.00 170,098-99.87
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 65-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 302 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 94,779 0.06 180,419-47.47
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 73,643 0.05 88,352-16.65
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,275,081 5.21 10,737,919-22.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 217,410 0.14 36,717492.12
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 34,193 0.02 28,67619.24
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6,135 0.00 0
SS Classified 93,500 0.06 9 122924.99

Russia’s Imports from Lebanon

The major share of Russian imports from Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 42.68% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (51.09% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.21% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (19.83% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 21.75% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (19.96% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.11% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (4.98% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.15% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (1.17% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $209,673;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $133,664;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $100,720;
  • 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 $81,010;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $41,303;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $26,761;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $14,079;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $8,942.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $66,978;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $66,867;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $10,438;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $8,359;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $5,922.
Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,646 0.24 647,159.38
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 1,968-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 665-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 136 0.01 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,513 0.19 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 28,486 1.50 95,464-70.16
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 168 0.01 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,942 0.47 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 764,480 40.26 630,81621.19
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 110,610 5.83 177,477-37.68
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,357 0.23 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,120 0.16 11,479-72.82
39 Plastics and articles thereof 303,709 15.99 94,036222.97
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7,700 0.41 6,03127.67
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 28,101 1.48 14,022100.41
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 109 0.01 22395.45
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 651 0.03 1,090-40.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 2,444-100.00
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 560 0.03 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 355,486 18.72 254,76639.53
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 56,849 2.99 30,08888.94
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 97,711 5.15 16,701485.06
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,452 0.18 0
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 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 987-100.00
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 33,390 1.76 28,75016.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 82,606 4.35 41,303100.00
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 2,042-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 5,922-100.00
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