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

Russia’s Trade with Libya

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Libya totaled $87,630,891, up 245.57% ($62,272,648) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Libya in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $87,630,891, up 245.57% ($62,272,648) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Libya in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $0, unchanged from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Libya in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $87,630,891, a 245.57% increase ($62,272,648) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Libya was Russia’s 87th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 113th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0509% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0173% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Libya was Russia’s 79th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 98th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0781% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0297% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

There were no Russia’s imports from Libya both in the 3rd quarter of 2018 and in the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s Exports to Libya

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 54.41% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 33.53% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (80.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.18% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (0.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.60% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (14.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.14% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (2.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.73% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (2.52% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $47,674,525;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $9,015,023;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $4,275,182;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1,305,913;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $319,720.

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

  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $494,870.
Russia’s exports to Libya in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
10 Cereals 28,748,966 32.81 19,733,94345.68
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 13,900-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 635,039 0.72 644,839-1.52
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 51,684-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 34,340-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,877,738 2.14 571,825228.38
29 Organic chemicals 4,275,182 4.88 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 2,731-100.00
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 8,370-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 235,010 0.27 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 3,784 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 22,560 0.03 9,720132.10
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2 0.00 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 45 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13,246 0.02 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,144,640 3.59 3,639,510-13.60
70 Glass and glassware 32,404 0.04 0
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 0.73 639,7000.08
72 Iron and steel 47,674,525 54.40 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,731 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 78 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,021 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 319,720 0.36 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 7,681-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Libya

There were no Russia’s imports from Libya in the 3rd quarter of 2018 as well as in the 3rd quarter of 2017.

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia