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Russian trade in goods with Lebanon in Q2 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 Lebanon in the second quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Lebanon

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Lebanon was $89,186,375, down 43.26% ($67,996,576) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2018 were $86,124,976, down 44.38% ($68,716,075) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $3,061,399, up 30.72% ($719,499) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $83,063,577, a 45.53% decrease ($69,435,574) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Lebanon was Russia’s 84th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 71st in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0522% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1125% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Lebanon was Russia’s 77th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 59th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0782% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1844% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Lebanon was Russia’s 116th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0050% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0042% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Lebanon

The major share of Russian exports to Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 78.29% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (44.95% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.02% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (4.07% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.85% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (38.75% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.91% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (4.52% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.38% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (3.44% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.50% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (4.23% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1,736,032;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,720,941;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $961,653;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $328,463;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $277,669.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $55,829,530;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $5,293,688;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $5,147,696;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $3,758,061;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $3,713,866.
Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 12,933 0.02 2,796362.55
02 Meat and edible meat offal 36,556 0.04 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,500 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 345,989 0.40 17,5261,874.15
10 Cereals 53,138,611 61.70 51,402,5793.38
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 19,425 0.02 7,050175.53
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12,390,309 14.39 17,538,005-29.35
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 21,407-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,195,113 1.39 233,460411.91
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,351 0.00 56,085-94.03
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 278,451 0.32 283,515-1.79
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 41,400-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,175,320 4.85 60,004,850-93.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 134,025-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 3,713,866-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 46,023 0.05 22,009109.11
31 Fertilizers 411,300 0.48 306,54234.17
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 51,540 0.06 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 12,839 0.01 31,069-58.68
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 19,410 0.02 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,339,394 1.56 1,061,72526.15
39 Plastics and articles thereof 109,906 0.13 30,597259.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 55,644 0.06 31,89774.45
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,296,302 4.99 4,553,008-5.64
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,472,402 4.03 1,751,46198.26
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 265 0.00 284-6.69
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 1,335-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,386 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,581 0.01 2,637225.41
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,192 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 29 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 4,970 0.01 703606.97
72 Iron and steel 3,227,678 3.75 6,985,739-53.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 90,691 0.11 17,217426.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 196 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 285-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 49,150 0.06 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,029 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 57,370 0.07 42,09936.27
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 74,909 0.09 110,598-32.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,097,344 1.27 6,391,032-82.83
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 66,435 0.08 13,282400.19
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 9,793 0.01 30,939-68.35
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 12,325 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 315 0.00 29986.21

Russia’s Imports from Lebanon

The major share of Russian imports from Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 41.34% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (13.09% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 34.44% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (35.36% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 8.18% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (7.32% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.93% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (32.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.40% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (7.68% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.19% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (3.06% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $801,477;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $276,184;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $136,403;
  • 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 $78,988;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $27,794;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $23,427;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $9,474.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $496,441;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $61,537;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $45,081;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $14,741.
Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,449 0.05 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 151,219 4.94 14,816920.65
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 6,005-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,142 0.04 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 8,051 0.26 4,80767.48
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,491 0.05 2,650-43.74
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,766 0.06 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 61,132 2.00 37,70562.13
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 438-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,348 0.08 4,553-48.43
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,037,042 33.87 235,565340.24
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 514,846 16.82 238,662115.72
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,119 0.13 2,17589.38
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 162 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 11,948 0.39 2,474382.94
39 Plastics and articles thereof 523,138 17.09 584,675-10.52
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 510 0.02 2,270-77.53
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 11,626 0.38 26,367-55.91
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 17 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 94 0.00 27248.15
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 134,635 4.40 179,716-25.08
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 242,396 7.92 738,837-67.19
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 500 0.02 3,505-85.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 8,051-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 250,311 8.18 171,32346.10
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,839 0.13 764,951.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 27,794 0.91 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 69,764 2.28 71,556-2.50
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 60 0.00 5,647-98.94
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia