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

Russia’s Trade with Libya

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Libya totaled $48,269,677, up 7.99% ($3,572,548) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Libya in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $48,255,098, up 7.96% ($3,558,150) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Libya in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $14,579, up 7,954.70% ($14,398) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Libya in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $48,240,519, a 7.93% increase ($3,543,752) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Libya was Russia’s 104th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 102nd in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0282% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0320% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Libya was Russia’s 88th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0438% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0532% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Libya was Russia’s 162nd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 199th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total imports (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Libya

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 55.83% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (8.36% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.47% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (83.33% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.29% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (0.08% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.39% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (7.49% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.67% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (0.70% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.34% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (0.05% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $23,188,398;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $7,351,184;
  • 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) - an increase of $610,918;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $554,143;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $534,681;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $494,956.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $27,593,147;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $1,708,052.
Russia’s exports to Libya in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 71,701 0.15 0
10 Cereals 9,409,598 19.50 37,002,745-74.57
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,650 0.01 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 756,557 1.57 202,414273.77
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 38,837 0.08 40,754-4.70
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 20,960 0.04 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,673 0.01 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 534,681 1.11 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 807,142 1.67 312,186158.55
29 Organic chemicals 7,351,184 15.23 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,439 0.02 19,250-61.36
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 436 0.00 0
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 15,709 0.03 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,552 0.01 15,880-83.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,003 0.00 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,638,070 3.39 3,346,122-51.05
72 Iron and steel 26,924,016 55.80 3,735,618620.74
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,479 0.01 0
74 Copper and articles thereof 34 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 13,268 0.03 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,876 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 628,138 1.30 17,2203,547.72
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14,532 0.03 4,759205.36
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 473 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 90 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Libya

The major share of Russian imports from Libya 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) - 100.00% of Russia’s total imports from Libya (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Libya (100.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $14,579.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Libya in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 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) - a decrease of $181.
Russia’s imports from Libya in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 14,579 100.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 181-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia