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Russian trade in goods with Libya in Q1 2018

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 first quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Libya

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Libya was $36,852,071, down 8.71% ($3,516,825) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Libya in the 1st quarter of 2018 were $36,852,071, down 8.71% ($3,516,825) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Libya in the 1st quarter of 2018 were $0, unchanged from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Libya in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $36,852,071, a 8.71% decrease ($3,516,825) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

Libya was Russia’s 106th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 101st in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0234% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0314% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Libya was Russia’s 90th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 86th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0358% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0484% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

There were no Russia’s imports from Libya both in the 1st quarter of 2018 and in the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s Exports to Libya

The major share of Russian exports to Libya in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 47.70% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (93.32% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 31.52% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.76% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (0.04% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 7.32% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (6.46% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.74% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Libya in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $11,607,013;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $3,944,588;
  • 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 $640,200;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $433,240;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $246,276;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $117,609.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Libya in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $20,595,242.
Russia’s exports to Libya in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
10 Cereals 16,888,786 45.83 37,484,028-54.94
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 9,250 0.03 15,182-39.07
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 523,695 1.42 90,455478.96
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 40,310 0.11 81,599-50.60
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 117,609 0.32 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,697,579 7.32 2,606,3713.50
29 Organic chemicals 3,944,588 10.70 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 15,465-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 19,867 0.05 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 128 0.00 81,500.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 99,678 0.27 9,926904.21
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 361-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 640,200 1.74 0
72 Iron and steel 11,607,013 31.50 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,210 0.02 855977.19
75 Nickel and articles thereof 106 0.00 0
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,171 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 22 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 19 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 246,276 0.67 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 43 0.00 55,222-99.92
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 8,599-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,521 0.02 2582,427.52
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 0 0.00 567-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Libya

There were no Russia’s imports from Libya in the 1st quarter of 2018 as well as in the 1st quarter of 2017.

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia