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Russian trade in goods with Lebanon in Q4 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 fourth quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Lebanon

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Lebanon totaled $169,207,919, up 5.18% ($8,334,242) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $166,769,811, up 4.90% ($7,794,945) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $2,438,108, up 28.40% ($539,297) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $164,331,703, a 4.62% increase ($7,255,648) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Lebanon was Russia’s 75th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 72nd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1012% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1181% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Lebanon was Russia’s 65th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 64th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1621% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1896% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Lebanon was Russia’s 114th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 119th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0038% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0036% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Lebanon

The major share of Russian exports to Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 56.28% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (53.26% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 31.21% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (22.21% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.62% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (9.39% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.80% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (7.91% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.55% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (1.69% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.53% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (5.45% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $16,462,041;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $9,448,253;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,232,946;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,203,412;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1,085,321;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,037,922;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $950,907.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $9,796,672;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $7,688,354;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $3,894,326;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2,819,526.
Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
01 Live animals 0 0.00 2,231-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,800 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,286,236 0.77 200,915540.19
10 Cereals 72,249,446 43.32 75,068,972-3.76
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 4,627-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 17,630,082 10.57 8,181,829115.48
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 427-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 950,907 0.57 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 64,388 0.04 103,805-37.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 435,204 0.26 169,503156.75
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,170,969 0.70 935,50825.17
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 56,333 0.03 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,175,108 0.70 893,85831.46
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 50,872,189 30.50 34,410,14847.84
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 118,823 0.07 128,643-7.63
29 Organic chemicals 1,324,522 0.79 121,110993.65
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,046,953 0.63 9,03111,492.88
31 Fertilizers 379,830 0.23 789,514-51.89
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 956-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 15,379 0.01 19,667-21.80
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 12 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,709,690 1.03 11,506,362-85.14
39 Plastics and articles thereof 29,689 0.02 3,713699.60
40 Rubber and articles thereof 52,731 0.03 10450,602.88
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,333,081 2.00 2,100,13558.71
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 919,564 0.55 587,22456.60
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,978 0.00 3,616120.63
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 173 0.00 11451.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 4,782-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 1,371 0.00 165730.91
72 Iron and steel 11,038,315 6.62 14,932,641-26.08
73 Articles of iron or steel 517 0.00 223131.84
74 Copper and articles thereof 1 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 104 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 799 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 302-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 200,900 0.12 94,779111.97
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 42,829 0.03 73,643-41.84
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 586,727 0.35 8,275,081-92.91
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 49,191 0.03 217,410-77.37
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 10,630 0.01 34,193-68.91
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 6,135-100.00
SS Classified 1,339 0.00 93 500-98.57

Russia’s Imports from Lebanon

The major share of Russian imports from Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 53.03% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (42.68% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 24.04% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (21.75% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.34% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (22.21% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.86% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (6.11% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.68% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (0.04% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (5.15% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $276,029;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $211,215;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $180,421;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $70,133;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $65,160;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $12,297;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $11,794;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $11,699.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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) - a decrease of $97,711;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $94,987;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $56,849;
  • 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 $33,390;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $12,854;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $7,696.
Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 185,067 7.59 4,6463,883.36
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11,699 0.48 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,105 0.09 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,333 0.05 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 136-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 3,513-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 40,280 1.65 28,48641.40
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 168-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,012 0.49 8,94234.33
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,040,509 42.68 764,48036.11
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 180,743 7.41 110,61063.41
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,103 0.13 4,357-28.78
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,743 0.24 3,12084.07
39 Plastics and articles thereof 208,722 8.56 303,709-31.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 71 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,673 0.11 7,700-65.29
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 20,405 0.84 28,101-27.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 109-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 242 0.01 651-62.83
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 65,160 2.67 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 23-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,139 0.29 5601,174.82
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 566,701 23.24 355,48659.42
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 56,849-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12,297 0.50 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 605 0.02 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 97,711-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 5 0.00 3,452-99.86
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 6-100.00
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 33,390-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 69,752 2.86 82,606-15.56
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 135 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,607 0.07 0

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