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

Russia’s Trade with Sri Lanka

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Sri Lanka totaled $93,257,484, up 7.20% ($6,267,467) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $10,720,057, down 42.77% ($8,011,020) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $82,537,427, up 20.92% ($14,278,487) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Sri Lanka in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $71,817,370, a 45.00% increase ($22,289,507) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 87th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 80th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0667% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0799% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 114th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 95th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0128% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0282% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 62nd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 59th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1480% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1610% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Sri Lanka

The major share of Russian exports to Sri Lanka 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) - 47.75% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (57.81% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 20.14% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (18.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.91% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (2.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.86% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (20.77% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.66% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (0.82% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,283,150;
  • 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 $278,900;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $76,519;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $66,020;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $49,564;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $44,589.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $4,579,878;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1,661,269;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,171,930;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,164,226;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $655,895;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $478,337;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $62,479;
  • 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 $58,237;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $34,089.
Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 82,793 0.77 561,130-85.25
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 336,450 3.14 992,345-66.10
10 Cereals 4,694,780 43.79 9,274,658-49.38
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,385 0.01 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,637 0.03 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,056,923 9.86 2,718,192-61.12
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 1,171,930-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 468,687 4.37 189,787146.95
29 Organic chemicals 199 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,283,150 11.97 0
31 Fertilizers 76,519 0.71 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 24,639 0.23 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 14,044 0.13 20,280-30.75
39 Plastics and articles thereof 24,602 0.23 7,158243.70
40 Rubber and articles thereof 242,978 2.27 198,38922.48
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 110,561 1.03 173,040-36.11
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 34,089-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,048,218 19.11 3,212,444-36.24
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 420 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 93 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 11,545 0.11 12,402-6.91
73 Articles of iron or steel 60,364 0.56 10,800458.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 50-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 42,150 0.39 26,08161.61
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 58,109 0.54 116,346-50.06
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 77,516 0.72 11,496574.29
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 295 0.00 460-35.87

Russia’s Imports from Sri Lanka

The major share of Russian imports from Sri Lanka 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) - 59.59% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (58.01% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 33.69% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (33.77% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.60% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (6.40% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.92% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (1.36% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $9,391,975;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $3,417,302;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1,429,305;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $551,041.

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

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $280,946.
Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 560,775 0.68 411,21836.37
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 9-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 46,641 0.06 65,029-28.28
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 30,856 0.04 77,768-60.32
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 48,222,716 58.43 38,830,74124.19
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4,143 0.01 8,032-48.42
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 9,593 0.01 8,7639.47
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 196,636 0.24 110,32178.24
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 83,770 0.10 69,98019.71
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,801 0.00 3,087-9.26
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 25,651 0.03 11,430124.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,933 0.00 7,813-75.26
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,562,273 1.89 1,011,23254.49
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,071 0.01 20,378-70.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,049,410 3.69 3,330,356-8.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 28,371 0.03 170,547-83.36
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 16,941 0.02 2,047727.60
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 36,827 0.04 20,57079.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 277 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 178,637 0.22 375,362-52.41
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 44,524 0.05 3,7511,086.99
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 341 0.00 15,298-97.77
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 61 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16,471,518 19.96 13,054,21626.18
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10,959,131 13.28 9,529,82615.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,401 0.01 3,348121.06
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 50,899 0.06 20,665146.31
65 Headgear and parts thereof 90,775 0.11 24,358272.67
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 25,295-100.00
69 Ceramic products 44,234 0.05 36,44221.38
70 Glass and glassware 3,561 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 1,923 0.00 42,784-95.51
73 Articles of iron or steel 15,552 0.02 18,707-16.87
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,409-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3 0.00 161-98.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 870 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16,858 0.02 36,025-53.20
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 605,553 0.73 705,989-14.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 126,531 0.15 182,128-30.53
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,525 0.01 808955.07
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 13,047 0.02 17,692-26.25
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,582 0.00 3,237-51.13
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10,216 0.01 2,118382.34

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