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Russian trade in goods with Libya 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 Libya in the first quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Libya

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Libya was $36,429,524, down 1.15% ($422,547) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Libya in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $36,429,524, down 1.15% ($422,547) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Libya in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $0, unchanged from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Libya in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $36,429,524, a 1.15% decrease ($422,547) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Libya was Russia’s 106th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0231% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0234% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Libya was Russia’s 91st largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 90th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0349% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0358% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

There were no Russia’s imports from Libya both in the 1st quarter of 2019 and in the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s Exports to Libya

The major share of Russian exports to Libya 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) - 51.67% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (47.70% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 34.56% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (31.52% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.28% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (0.27% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.06% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (7.32% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.26% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (10.76% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (1.74% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Libya in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 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) - an increase of $3,381,798;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1,248,509;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $980,293.

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $3,944,588;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,218,562;
  • 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 $640,200;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $246,084;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $117,609.
Russia’s exports to Libya in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
10 Cereals 18,137,295 49.79 16,888,7867.39
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 9,250-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 618,232 1.70 523,69518.05
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 25,943 0.07 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 42,543 0.12 40,3105.54
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 117,609-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,479,017 4.06 2,697,579-45.17
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 3,944,588-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 18,926 0.05 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 39,883 0.11 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,559 0.03 19,867-46.85
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 128-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 25,000 0.07 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 99,678-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,381,798 9.28 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 799 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 44,641 0.12 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 640,200-100.00
72 Iron and steel 12,587,306 34.55 11,607,0138.45
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,373 0.01 9,210-63.38
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 106-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,171-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 22-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 19-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 192 0.00 246,276-99.92
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 2,521 0.01 435,762.79
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,496 0.03 6,52176.29

Russia’s Imports from Libya

There were no Russia’s imports from Libya in the 1st quarter of 2019 as well as in the 1st quarter of 2018.

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia