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Russian trade in goods with Lebanon in Q1 2019

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 first quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Lebanon

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Lebanon totaled $191,689,229, up 64.18% ($74,936,546) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $189,829,466, up 65.63% ($75,221,545) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $1,859,763, down 13.29% ($284,999) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $187,969,703, a 67.14% increase ($75,506,544) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Lebanon was Russia’s 72nd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 79th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1218% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0741% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Lebanon was Russia’s 58th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 70th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1819% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1112% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Lebanon was Russia’s 120th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 123rd in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0035% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0039% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Lebanon

The major share of Russian exports to Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 60.61% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (6.24% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 31.04% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (80.55% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.38% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (3.46% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.04% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (1.73% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.91% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (4.23% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.99% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (3.66% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 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 $107,908,875;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,753,485;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,595,859;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $866,393.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $28,463,069;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $4,521,685;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $3,220,120;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,036,193.
Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 13,360-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 574,795 0.30 62,928813.42
10 Cereals 49,964,861 26.32 78,427,930-36.29
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 11,225 0.01 16,900-33.58
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 16,654 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7,708,971 4.06 12,230,656-36.97
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 33,039 0.02 111,648-70.41
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 514,823 0.27 946,326-45.60
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,500 0.00 27,508-90.91
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 90,058 0.05 481,960-81.31
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 115,058,892 60.61 7,150,0171,509.21
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 273,830 0.14 139,15996.77
29 Organic chemicals 103,974 0.05 3,324,094-96.87
30 Pharmaceutical products 140,184 0.07 25,503449.68
31 Fertilizers 414,378 0.22 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 41,307 0.02 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,259 0.00 43,113-92.44
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 862,446 0.45 657,82031.11
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,224 0.00 1,79879.31
40 Rubber and articles thereof 42,665 0.02 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 30-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,213,530 2.22 2,617,67160.96
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,211,749 1.17 1,345,35664.40
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 73 0.00 127-42.52
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 4,098-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 182-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 510 0.00 8,812-94.21
70 Glass and glassware 1,374 0.00 65,001-97.89
72 Iron and steel 3,619,062 1.91 4,655,255-22.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 200 0.00 193,649-99.90
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 288 0.00 18159.12
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 615 0.00 1,420-56.69
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 37,217 0.02 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 145,327 0.08 64,398125.67
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,660,982 1.93 1,907,49791.93
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 20,692 0.01 7,085192.05
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 500-100.00
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 23,130 0.01 8,560170.21
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11 0.00 48,410-99.98
SS Classified 33,605 0.02 18 96977.16

Russia’s Imports from Lebanon

The major share of Russian imports from Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 51.24% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (25.52% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 37.13% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (25.75% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.49% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (8.28% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.49% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (27.61% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.47% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (2.49% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.51% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (8.07% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $223,159;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $191,156;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $135,529;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $42,868;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $11,118;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $7,522.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $542,480;
  • 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) - a decrease of $144,997;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $85,052;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $45,471;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $14,099;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $11,797;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $9,916;
  • 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) - a decrease of $8,136;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $7,068;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $6,991;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $6,419;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $5,762.
Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 1,578-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 296,788 15.96 105,632180.96
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,198 0.12 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 1,260-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,550 0.19 3,04516.58
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 5,762-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 28-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 804 0.04 218268.81
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 30,302 1.63 44,401-31.75
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 450-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 14,786 0.80 3,668303.11
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 604,439 32.50 381,28058.53
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 352,969 18.98 217,44062.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 962 0.05 46,433-97.93
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 0.00 310-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,142 0.49 1,620464.32
39 Plastics and articles thereof 327,516 17.61 284,64815.06
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,832-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 5,195-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 12,519 0.67 22,435-44.20
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 60-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 356-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 45,960 2.47 53,028-13.33
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4,333 0.23 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 6,419-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 39,019 2.10 581,499-93.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,957 0.16 4,330-31.71
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 28,031 1.51 173,028-83.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 30 0.00 7,021-99.57
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 195-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 11,797-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 97-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 894-100.00
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 8,136-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 83,458 4.49 168,510-50.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 2,157-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia