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Russian trade in goods with Lebanon in Q3 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 third quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Lebanon

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Lebanon totaled $164,779,055, up 19.38% ($26,755,220) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $161,661,412, up 19.28% ($26,133,839) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $3,117,643, up 24.89% ($621,381) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $158,543,769, a 19.18% increase ($25,512,458) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Lebanon was Russia’s 79th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 76th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0958% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0944% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Lebanon was Russia’s 70th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 63rd in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1441% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1588% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Lebanon was Russia’s 110th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 116th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0052% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0041% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Lebanon

The major share of Russian exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 53.61% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (64.18% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 34.58% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (26.85% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.43% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (1.49% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.25% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (2.70% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.00% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (4.19% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.12% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (0.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd 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) - an increase of $20,444,425;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $5,029,595;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $4,215,463;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $636,713;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $622,533.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,781,418;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $985,360;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $937,736.
Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
01 Live animals 2,116 0.00 3,197-33.81
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,700 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 307,429 0.19 172,40578.32
10 Cereals 79,737,951 49.32 79,325,9570.52
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,165 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,944,982 3.68 6,179,982-3.80
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 13,983-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 464,129 0.29 607,162-23.56
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 38,698 0.02 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 160,734 0.10 258,752-37.88
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 423,106-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 937,736-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 55,898,846 34.58 35,454,42157.66
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 53,223 0.03 118,652-55.14
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 1,781,418-100.00
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 985,360-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,986 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14,329 0.01 5,175176.89
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 98,753 0.06 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,912,948 3.04 697,485604.38
39 Plastics and articles thereof 151,634 0.09 43,813246.09
40 Rubber and articles thereof 19,258 0.01 25,017-23.02
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,555,852 2.20 3,978,344-10.62
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,291,405 0.80 1,696,635-23.88
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 111 0.00 122-9.02
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 170-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 10,687-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 4,832-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 2,055 0.00 1131,718.58
72 Iron and steel 6,877,940 4.25 1,848,345272.11
73 Articles of iron or steel 231,470 0.14 3,2766,965.63
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 50,598 0.03 171,808-70.55
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 336 0.00 36833.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 695,801 0.43 73,268849.67
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 48,195 0.03 186,985-74.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,035,849 0.64 399,136159.52
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 1,194-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 22,905 0.01 52,761-56.59
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 200 0.00 0
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 22,785 0.01 25,262-9.81
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,997 0.00 24,149-75.17
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,002 0.00 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 16 829-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Lebanon

The major share of Russian imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 50.45% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (39.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 32.26% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (27.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.52% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (21.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.23% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (7.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.81% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (1.98% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.35% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (2.38% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $554,208;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $326,323;
  • 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 $69,180;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $39,623;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $37,208;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $33,508;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $21,069;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $13,692;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $13,489.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd 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 $326,917;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $57,002;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $33,038;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $21,219;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $18,983;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $10,595.
Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,147 0.07 1,58035.89
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,787 0.28 30,006-70.72
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 125 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3,748 0.12 12,616-70.29
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 9,114 0.29 17,208-47.04
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 21,069 0.68 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 71,136 2.28 31,513125.74
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,462 0.08 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 20,189 0.65 6,700201.33
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,434,225 46.00 880,01762.98
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 162,826 5.22 125,61829.62
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 33,038-100.00
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 0 0.00 1,658-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,163 0.20 9,236-33.27
39 Plastics and articles thereof 836,779 26.84 510,45663.93
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,220 0.04 1,899-35.76
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 10,378 0.33 20,973-50.52
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 57,002-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 131,878 4.23 118,18611.59
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 99-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 199,273 6.39 526,190-62.13
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,050 0.13 3,40219.05
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 118,730 3.81 49,550139.62
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 33,508 1.07 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 0.00 505-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 39,824 1.28 58,807-32.28
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 3-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia