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

Russia’s Trade with Libya

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Libya was $73,742,397, down 59.78% ($109,608,602) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Libya in 2016 were $73,742,365, down 59.77% ($109,573,528) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Libya in 2016 were $32, down 99.91% ($35,074) from 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Libya in 2016 was $73,742,333, a 59.77% decrease ($109,538,454) over 2015.

Libya was Russia’s 117th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 97th in 2015), accounting for 0.0158% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0348% in 2015).

Libya was Russia’s 99th largest export market in 2016 (down from 86th in 2015), accounting for 0.0258% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0534% in 2015).

Libya was Russia’s 230th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 177th in 2015), accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total imports (just as in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Libya

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 78.83% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (72.08% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 10.39% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (0.01% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.12% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (24.80% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.60% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (1.69% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.78% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (1.32% in 2015).

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

  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $7,627,264;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $454,310;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $350,988.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $74,485,126;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $39,470,786;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,917,346;
  • 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 $1,154,869;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,041,499.
Russia’s exports to Libya in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 10,230-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 52,079-100.00
10 Cereals 57,479,521 77.95 131,964,647-56.44
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 5,760-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 24,310 0.03 11,339114.39
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 477,060 0.65 22,7501,996.97
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 91,882 0.12 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 2,300-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 60,000 0.08 60,0000.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,177,374 1.60 3,094,720-61.96
30 Pharmaceutical products 17,612 0.02 2,386638.14
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 155,000-100.00
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 0 0.00 24,070-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,351 0.00 15,521-84.85
39 Plastics and articles thereof 142,829 0.19 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 40,319 0.05 7575,885.71
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 38,108 0.05 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 11,578-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,627,264 10.34 0
72 Iron and steel 5,984,006 8.11 45,454,792-86.84
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,947 0.00 5,620-65.36
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 68 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,275 0.00 1,044,774-99.69
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 33,439 0.05 1,188,308-97.19
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 541,000 0.73 190,012184.72

Russia’s Imports from Libya

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 100.00% of Russia’s total imports from Libya (0.00% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Libya (100.00% in 2015).

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

  • 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 $32.

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $35,106.
Russia’s imports from Libya in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 35,106-100.00
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 32 100.00 0

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