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

Russia’s Trade with Libya

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Libya totaled $24,758,940, up 143.82% ($14,604,287) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Libya in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $24,758,940, up 143.82% ($14,604,319) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Libya in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $0, down 100.00% ($32) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Libya in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $24,758,940, a 143.82% increase ($14,604,351) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Libya was Russia’s 122nd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 129th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0148% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0075% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Libya was Russia’s 104th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 116th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0241% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0121% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

There were no Russia’s imports from Libya in the 4th quarter of 2017, while in the 4th quarter of 2016, Libya was Russia’s 205th largest supplier, accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total imports.

Russia’s Exports to Libya

The major share of Russian exports to Libya 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) - 82.62% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (23.62% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 14.57% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (15.19% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.02% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (2.18% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.05% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (58.93% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $17,211,171;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $2,066,100;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $816,296;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $278,465.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $5,984,006.
Russia’s exports to Libya in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
10 Cereals 19,368,362 78.23 2,157,191797.85
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,650 0.02 12,836-63.77
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 998,540 4.03 182,244447.91
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 79,371 0.32 46,59570.34
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,976 0.02 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 499,997 2.02 221,532125.70
30 Pharmaceutical products 34,158 0.14 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 26,428 0.11 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 42,861 0.17 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 37 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 54,661 0.22 2,3512,225.01
39 Plastics and articles thereof 204 0.00 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,608,583 14.57 1,542,483133.95
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3,952 0.02 0
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 5,984,006-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,555 0.03 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,831 0.02 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 68-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,470 0.01 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 0 0.00 3,399-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14,171 0.06 1,916639.61
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 1,800 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,333 0.01 0

Russia’s Imports from Libya

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Libya (100.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

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

  • 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 $32.
Russia’s imports from Libya in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
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 - 32-100.00

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia