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

Russia’s Trade with Sri Lanka

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Sri Lanka was $363,043,226, down 17.34% ($76,177,398) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in 2016 were $80,702,243, down 37.76% ($48,951,216) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in 2016 were $282,340,983, down 8.79% ($27,226,182) from 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Sri Lanka in 2016 was $201,638,740, a 12.08% increase ($21,725,034) over 2015.

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 81st largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 78th in 2015), accounting for 0.0776% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0835% in 2015).

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 95th largest export market in 2016 (down from 92nd in 2015), accounting for 0.0283% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0377% in 2015).

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 61st largest supplier in 2016 (down from 57th in 2015), accounting for 0.1549% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1695% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Sri Lanka

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 49.71% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (36.65% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 27.39% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (36.62% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 15.49% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (6.79% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.61% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (11.39% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.92% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (0.49% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.05% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (8.06% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in 2016 over 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 $3,178,546;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,554,460;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,018,903;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $781,545;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $426,819;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $398,191;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $274,871;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $244,000.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka 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 $25,778,998;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $10,428,551;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $10,405,675;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $8,313,789;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $2,571,512.
Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,470 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 781,545 0.97 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,445,697 4.27 3,563,684-3.31
10 Cereals 35,619,775 44.14 43,933,564-18.92
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 520-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 244,000 0.30 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 925 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 26,058 0.03 20,82625.12
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10,441,751 12.94 10,043,5603.96
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,659,605 14.45 37,438,603-68.86
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 390,757 0.48 115,886237.19
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,554,460 1.93 0
31 Fertilizers 27,808 0.03 10,456,359-99.73
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 3,212-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 139,960 0.17 11,9381,072.39
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,133 0.01 7,50021.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,596,783 1.98 4,168,295-61.69
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 508,099 0.63 81,280525.12
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 117,320 0.15 23,728394.44
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,875,802 14.72 8,697,25636.55
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 49,973 0.06 0
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 10,405,675-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 42,907 0.05 11,569270.88
74 Copper and articles thereof 50 0.00 90-44.44
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 30,689-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,257,270 1.56 238,367427.45
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 223,138 0.28 276,595-19.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 69,997 0.09 114,870-39.06
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 460 0.00 5,565-91.73
SS Classified 616,500 0.76 70880,614.29

Russia’s Imports from Sri Lanka

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 58.67% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (63.98% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 34.39% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (30.07% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.56% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (4.63% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.08% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (1.04% in 2015).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $5,109,028.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $33,124,770.
Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,730,464 0.61 1,575,4199.84
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 22 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 82,555 0.03 167,048-50.58
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 554-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 87,327 0.03 67512,837.33
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 161,664,773 57.26 194,789,543-17.01
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 17,215 0.01 3,477395.11
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 64,324 0.02 48,93831.44
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 114,281 0.04 190,846-40.12
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,565,482 0.55 1,045,27249.77
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 223,572 0.08 105,607111.70
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 111 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 15,556 0.01 3,237380.57
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 58,150 0.02 127,526-54.40
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 192 0.00 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 11,814 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 83,073 0.03 22,709265.82
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 2 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,668,002 1.30 2,920,66825.59
39 Plastics and articles thereof 28,336 0.01 121,458-76.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11,927,962 4.22 11,274,2285.80
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 319,649 0.11 342,922-6.79
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 20,088 0.01 11,93868.27
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 152,525 0.05 117,71729.57
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,159 0.00 12,526-42.85
52 Cotton 874 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3,154,826 1.12 3,964,299-20.42
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 82,036 0.03 260,077-68.46
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 40,201 0.01 9234,255.47
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 57,033,136 20.20 51,924,1089.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 34,436,521 12.20 34,409,7880.08
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 37,256 0.01 17,943107.64
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 25,881 0.01 8,124218.57
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,205,524 0.78 2,456,497-10.22
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 81,493 0.03 47,12372.94
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 794 0.00 2,153-63.12
69 Ceramic products 87,110 0.03 116,313-25.11
70 Glass and glassware 32 0.00 245-86.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 46,012 0.02 60,093-23.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 137,842 0.05 59,138133.09
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,409 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,598 0.00 13,098-49.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 113 0.00 1,939-94.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 97,683 0.03 88,14910.82
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 2,309,519 0.82 2,788,144-17.17
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 625,473 0.22 349,76078.83
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,974 0.00 3112,719.35
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 18-100.00
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 43,752 0.02 43,0631.60
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 29,273 0.01 63,390-53.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11,017 0.00 9,82812.10

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