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

Russia’s Trade with Libya

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Libya was $10,154,653, down 85.86% ($61,665,217) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Libya in the 4th quarter of 2016 were $10,154,621, down 85.86% ($61,665,249) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Libya in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $32, up ∞% ($32) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Libya in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $10,154,589, a 85.86% decrease ($61,665,281) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

Libya was Russia’s 129th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 86th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0075% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0549% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Libya was Russia’s 116th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 73rd in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0121% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0871% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Libya was Russia’s 205th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (there were no Russia’s imports from Libya in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total imports.

Russia’s Exports to Libya

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 58.93% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (40.08% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.62% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (58.21% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 15.19% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.18% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (0.79% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Libya in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 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 $1,542,483;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $159,494;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $46,595.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $39,522,741;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $22,797,251;
  • 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 $613,541;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $344,718;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $60,000;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $38,899;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $35,156.
Russia’s exports to Libya in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 35,156-100.00
10 Cereals 2,157,191 21.24 41,679,932-94.82
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 12,836 0.13 11,33913.20
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 182,244 1.79 22,750701.07
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 46,595 0.46 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 60,000-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 221,532 2.18 566,250-60.88
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,351 0.02 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,542,483 15.19 0
72 Iron and steel 5,984,006 58.93 28,781,257-79.21
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 3,681-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 68 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 1,750-100.00
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 3,399 0.03 616,940-99.45
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,916 0.02 40,815-95.31

Russia’s Imports from Libya

The major share of Russian imports from Libya in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 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 the 4th quarter of 2015).

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Libya 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
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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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia