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Russian trade with Libya in 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 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Libya

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Libya totaled $135,183,208, up 83.32% ($61,440,811) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Libya in 2017 totaled $135,183,027, up 83.32% ($61,440,662) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Libya in 2017 totaled $181, up 465.63% ($149) from 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Libya in 2017 was $135,182,846, a 83.32% increase ($61,440,513) over 2016.

Libya was Russia’s 107th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 117th in 2016), accounting for 0.0231% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0158% in 2016).

Libya was Russia’s 91st largest export market in 2017 (up from 99th in 2016), accounting for 0.0379% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0258% in 2016).

Libya was Russia’s 224th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 230th in 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total imports (just as in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Libya

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 85.67% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (78.83% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.84% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (10.39% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.98% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (1.60% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.77% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (8.12% in 2016).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $56,109,557;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $2,966,950;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2,813,006;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1,459,188;
  • 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.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $2,248,388;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $514,131.
Russia’s exports to Libya in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
10 Cereals 113,589,078 84.03 57,479,52197.62
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 33,732 0.02 24,31038.76
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,936,248 1.43 477,060305.87
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 201,724 0.15 91,882119.55
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,976 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 51,684 0.04 60,000-13.86
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 34,340 0.03 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,990,380 2.95 1,177,374238.92
30 Pharmaceutical products 71,604 0.05 17,612306.56
31 Fertilizers 8,370 0.01 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 26,428 0.02 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 42,861 0.03 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 37 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 80,261 0.06 2,3513,313.91
39 Plastics and articles thereof 212 0.00 142,829-99.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 40,319-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 38,108-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9,926 0.01 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10,594,214 7.84 7,627,26438.90
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3,952 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 361 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 639,700 0.47 0
72 Iron and steel 3,735,618 2.76 5,984,006-37.57
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,410 0.01 1,947331.95
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,831 0.00 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 0.00 3,275-55.11
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 72,442 0.05 33,439116.64
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,599 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 26,869 0.02 541,000-95.03
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 2,367 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,333 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Libya

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

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

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $181.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Libya in 2017 over 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 $32.
Russia’s imports from Libya in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 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 0.00 32-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 181 100.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia