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Russian trade in goods with Lebanon in Q2 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 second quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Lebanon

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Lebanon totaled $157,182,951, up 50.77% ($52,927,848) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $154,841,051, up 53.16% ($53,742,332) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $2,341,900, down 25.80% ($814,484) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $152,499,151, a 55.70% increase ($54,556,816) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Lebanon was Russia’s 71st largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 75th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1125% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0958% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Lebanon was Russia’s 59th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 61st in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1844% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1521% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Lebanon was Russia’s 116th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 108th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0042% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0074% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Lebanon

The major share of Russian exports to Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 44.95% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (42.83% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 38.75% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (27.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.52% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (14.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.23% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (6.68% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.07% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (2.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.44% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (6.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $32,692,931;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $15,638,005;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $10,449,800;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2,947,801;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $952,530;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $769,524.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $7,479,603;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $1,216,641.
Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
01 Live animals 2,796 0.00 3,622-22.81
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 2,850-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 17,526 0.01 50,433-65.25
10 Cereals 51,402,579 33.20 40,952,77925.52
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7,050 0.00 24,000-70.63
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 17,538,005 11.33 1,900,000823.05
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 21,407 0.01 43,871-51.20
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 233,460 0.15 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 12,145-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 56,085 0.04 40,34839.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 283,515 0.18 263,3577.65
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 41,400 0.03 5,509651.50
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 60,004,850 38.75 27,311,919119.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 134,025 0.09 0
29 Organic chemicals 3,713,866 2.40 2,944,34226.14
30 Pharmaceutical products 22,009 0.01 57,692-61.85
31 Fertilizers 306,542 0.20 1,523,183-79.87
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 31,069 0.02 17,85274.04
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 705-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,061,725 0.69 1,285,706-17.42
39 Plastics and articles thereof 30,597 0.02 388,147-92.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 31,897 0.02 1,2742,403.69
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 417-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,553,008 2.94 1,605,207183.64
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 206,256-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,751,461 1.13 798,931119.23
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 284 0.00 18156.91
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,335 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 1,729-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 251-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,637 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 34-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 352-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 54,346-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 703 0.00 41,209-98.29
72 Iron and steel 6,985,739 4.51 14,465,342-51.71
73 Articles of iron or steel 17,217 0.01 273,845-93.71
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 285 0.00 37670.27
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 1,502-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 42,099 0.03 80,528-47.72
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 110,598 0.07 100,6059.93
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,391,032 4.13 6,410,161-0.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 13,282 0.01 159,489-91.67
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 30,939 0.02 41,276-25.04
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 7,083-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 29 0.00 20,204-99.86

Russia’s Imports from Lebanon

The major share of Russian imports from Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 35.36% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (17.30% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 32.04% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (8.44% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.09% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (67.72% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.68% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 7.32% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (4.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.06% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (1.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $472,588;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $238,662;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $179,605;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $38,529;
  • 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 $36,881;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $30,253;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $22,804;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $13,678;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $8,051.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,526,622;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $231,908;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $89,741.
Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 14,816 0.63 10,16845.71
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 6,005 0.26 9,853-39.05
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,807 0.21 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 7,004-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,650 0.11 234,558-98.87
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 89,741-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 37,705 1.61 14,901153.04
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 438 0.02 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,553 0.19 9,048-49.68
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 235,565 10.06 1,762,187-86.63
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 238,662 10.19 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,175 0.09 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,474 0.11 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 584,675 24.97 546,1467.05
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,270 0.10 1,87920.81
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 26,367 1.13 12,689107.79
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 32-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 27 0.00 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 179,716 7.67 111161,806.31
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 213-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 738,837 31.55 266,249177.50
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,505 0.15 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,051 0.34 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 6,245-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 171,323 7.32 134,44227.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 76 0.00 51,420.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 3,883-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 71,556 3.06 41,30373.25
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,647 0.24 5,727-1.40

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