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

Russia’s Trade with Libya

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Libya totaled $44,697,129, up 1,718.01% ($42,238,556) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Libya in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $44,696,948, up 1,718.00% ($42,238,375) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Libya in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $181, up ∞% ($181) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Libya in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $44,696,767, a 1,718.00% increase ($42,238,194) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Libya was Russia’s 102nd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 142nd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0320% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0023% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Libya was Russia’s 88th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 132nd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0532% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0037% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Libya was Russia’s 199th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (there were no Russia’s imports from Libya in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total imports.

Russia’s Exports to Libya

The major share of Russian exports to Libya 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) - 83.33% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (30.37% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.36% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.49% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (59.44% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.70% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (7.42% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.08% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (2.74% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $36,350,617;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $3,735,618;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $1,922,918;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $179,369.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Libya 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
10 Cereals 37,002,745 82.79 652,1285,574.15
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 11,474-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 202,414 0.45 23,045778.34
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 40,754 0.09 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 312,186 0.70 182,54071.02
30 Pharmaceutical products 19,250 0.04 4,364341.11
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 15,880 0.04 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 62,941-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 38,108-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,346,122 7.49 1,423,204135.11
72 Iron and steel 3,735,618 8.36 0
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 17,220 0.04 7692,139.27
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,759 0.01 0

Russia’s Imports from Libya

The major share of Russian imports from Libya in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) 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 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $181.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Libya 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
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 181 100.00 0

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