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

Russia’s Trade with Libya

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Libya was $25,358,243, down 48.46% ($23,846,294) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Libya in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $25,358,243, down 48.46% ($23,846,294) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Libya in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $0, unchanged from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Libya in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $25,358,243, a 48.46% decrease ($23,846,294) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Libya was Russia’s 102nd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 142nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0173% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0404% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Libya was Russia’s 88th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 132nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0297% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0684% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Libya was Russia’s 199th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (there were no Russia’s imports from Libya in the 3rd 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 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) - 80.62% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (89.31% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 14.35% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (9.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.52% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.39% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (0.91% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • 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 $639,700;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $373,068;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $123,982.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $23,891,663;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $1,022,066;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $79,888.
Russia’s exports to Libya in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
10 Cereals 19,733,943 77.82 43,625,606-54.77
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 13,900 0.05 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 644,839 2.54 271,771137.27
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 45,287-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 51,684 0.20 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 34,340 0.14 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 571,825 2.25 447,84327.68
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,731 0.01 13,248-79.39
31 Fertilizers 8,370 0.03 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,720 0.04 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 79,888-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,639,510 14.35 4,661,576-21.93
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 639,700 2.52 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 388-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 3,275-100.00
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 0 0.00 20,230-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,681 0.03 35,425-78.32

Russia’s Imports from Libya

There were no Russia’s imports from Libya in the 3rd quarter of 2017 as well as in the 3rd quarter of 2016.

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia