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Russian trade in goods with Lebanon in Q3 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 third quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Lebanon

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Lebanon was $138,023,835, down 15.65% ($25,599,968) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $135,527,573, down 15.65% ($25,146,882) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $2,496,262, down 15.36% ($453,086) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $133,031,311, a 15.66% decrease ($24,693,796) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Lebanon was Russia’s 71st largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 75th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0944% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1342% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Lebanon was Russia’s 59th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 61st in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1588% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2233% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Lebanon was Russia’s 116th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 108th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0041% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0059% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Lebanon

The major share of Russian exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 64.18% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (35.97% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 26.85% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (51.99% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.19% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (3.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.70% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (1.28% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.49% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (2.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.53% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (5.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $26,671,277;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,760,316;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,256,738;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $937,736;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $706,757;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $580,626;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $418,023.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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) - a decrease of $48,078,967;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $7,876,117;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,623,401.
Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
01 Live animals 3,197 0.00 5,992-46.65
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 172,405 0.13 107,86059.84
10 Cereals 79,325,957 58.53 52,654,68050.65
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6,179,982 4.56 4,419,66639.83
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 13,983 0.01 22,360-37.46
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 607,162 0.45 26,5362,188.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 258,752 0.19 234,80510.20
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 423,106 0.31 325,00530.18
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 937,736 0.69 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 35,454,421 26.16 83,533,388-57.56
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 118,652 0.09 78,25051.63
29 Organic chemicals 1,781,418 1.31 524,680239.52
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 196,429-100.00
31 Fertilizers 985,360 0.73 278,603253.68
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 131,805-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,175 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 697,485 0.51 667,9594.42
39 Plastics and articles thereof 43,813 0.03 181,539-75.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 25,017 0.02 4852,018.75
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,978,344 2.94 3,691,3937.77
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 203,417-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,696,635 1.25 1,278,61232.69
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 122 0.00 10911.93
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 170 0.00 2,365-92.81
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 10,687 0.01 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 10,669-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,832 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 113 0.00 517-78.14
72 Iron and steel 1,848,345 1.36 3,471,746-46.76
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,276 0.00 1,457124.85
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 171,808 0.13 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 36 0.00 50-28.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 73,268 0.05 35,000109.34
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 186,985 0.14 95,29496.22
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 399,136 0.29 8,275,253-95.18
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,194 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 52,761 0.04 21,389146.67
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 25,262 0.02 35,302-28.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 24,149 0.02 0
SS Classified 16,829 0.01 162 277-89.63

Russia’s Imports from Lebanon

The major share of Russian imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 39.24% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (50.52% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 27.24% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (11.81% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 21.22% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (19.52% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.02% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (3.44% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.38% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (10.50% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.98% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (3.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $220,658;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $72,954;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $68,600;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $58,779;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $33,027;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $16,702;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $12,616;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $7,640.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $462,762;
  • 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 $198,289;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $104,533;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $56,218;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $44,856;
  • 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) - a decrease of $42,351;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $21,278;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $9,041.
Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,580 0.06 2,913-45.76
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 30,006 1.20 86,224-65.20
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 225-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 1,310-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 12,616 0.51 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 17,208 0.69 5063,300.79
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 7-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 2,118-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 31,513 1.26 52,791-40.31
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 842-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,700 0.27 3551,787.32
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 880,017 35.25 1,342,779-34.46
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 125,618 5.03 57,018120.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 33,038 1.32 11300,245.45
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 1,658 0.07 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,236 0.37 1,596478.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 510,456 20.45 289,79876.14
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,899 0.08 10,940-82.64
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 20,973 0.84 21,256-1.33
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 57,002 2.28 56,2731.30
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 118,186 4.73 45,232161.29
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 99 0.00 317-68.77
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 526,190 21.08 467,41112.58
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,402 0.14 107,935-96.85
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 49,550 1.98 91,901-46.08
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 50-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 7,083-100.00
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 505 0.02 198,794-99.75
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 58,807 2.36 103,663-43.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3 0.00 0

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia