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Russian trade in goods with Lebanon in Q1 2017

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 first quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Lebanon

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Lebanon totaled $169,157,674, up 55.61% ($60,453,789) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $167,553,214, up 58.50% ($61,842,465) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $1,604,460, down 46.40% ($1,388,676) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $165,948,754, a 61.56% increase ($63,231,141) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Lebanon was Russia’s 65th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 73rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1316% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1120% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Lebanon was Russia’s 54th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 61st in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2011% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1725% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Lebanon was Russia’s 119th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 107th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0035% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0084% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Lebanon

The major share of Russian exports to Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 53.01% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (59.06% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 33.22% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (29.06% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.94% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (6.42% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.26% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (2.99% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.35% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (0.91% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.20% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (1.54% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $27,332,864;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $14,337,447;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $10,449,852;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $8,131,067;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $843,270;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $631,853.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $938,783.
Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
01 Live animals 1,326 0.00 3,000-55.80
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 29,885 0.02 279,140-89.29
10 Cereals 38,801,730 23.16 28,351,87836.86
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 22,550-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16,285,417 9.72 1,947,970736.02
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 8,925-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 41,867 0.02 46,775-10.49
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 493,073 0.29 61,506701.67
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 938,783-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 88,827,732 53.01 61,494,86844.45
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 185,038 0.11 1,60011,464.88
29 Organic chemicals 144,004 0.09 348,388-58.67
30 Pharmaceutical products 17,098 0.01 128,878-86.73
31 Fertilizers 638,481 0.38 6,6289,533.09
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 138,742 0.08 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,564 0.00 1,15135.88
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 164,848 0.10 28657,539.16
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 946,372 0.56 459,711105.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,501 0.00 16,268-84.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 20,066 0.01 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,036,727 1.22 2,266,241-10.13
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,737,551 1.04 894,28194.30
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,060 0.00 3112,170.10
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 1-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 18,928 0.01 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 1-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 5,219-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 171 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 14,844,272 8.86 6,713,205121.12
73 Articles of iron or steel 122,580 0.07 76,62559.97
74 Copper and articles thereof 6 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,686 0.00 766,065.79
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 58,914 0.04 144,161-59.13
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 126,259 0.08 68,66683.87
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,780,072 1.06 1,387,95228.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 41,173 0.02 28,92442.35
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 35,062 0.02 4,861621.29
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 60-100.00
SS Classified 0 0.00 1 860-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Lebanon

The major share of Russian imports from Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 45.94% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (67.62% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 24.04% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (15.67% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 15.71% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (11.72% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.36% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (1.55% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.19% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (2.96% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.05% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $55,680;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $38,952;
  • 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 $16,875;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $16,518;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $13,927;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $5,713.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,196,417;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $97,355;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $74,138;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $43,761;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $32,734;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $31,858;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $24,448;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $12,858;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $11,311;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $7,267;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,951.
Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 38,952 2.43 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 7,267-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,060 0.07 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,840 0.18 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 12,858-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 17,598 1.10 61,359-71.32
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 32,734-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 31,858-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 61,229 3.82 55,51610.29
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 435 0.03 11,746-96.30
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 700 0.04 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 614,211 38.28 1,810,628-66.08
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13,927 0.87 0
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 134 0.01 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 371,662 23.16 469,017-20.76
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6,532 0.41 10,918-40.17
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 20,076 1.25 3,558464.25
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 116 0.01 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 101,978 6.36 46,298120.26
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 52 0.00 520.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 193,507 12.06 267,645-27.70
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 58,539 3.65 82,987-29.46
70 Glass and glassware 5 0.00 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 16,875 1.05 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 629 0.04 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 44 0.00 5,995-99.27
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 678 0.04 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 82,611 5.15 82,6060.01
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 94-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 55 0.00 0

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