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

Russia’s Trade with Sri Lanka

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Sri Lanka was $84,483,162, down 14.51% ($14,340,982) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $17,074,411, down 39.81% ($11,294,467) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $67,408,751, down 4.32% ($3,046,515) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Sri Lanka in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $50,334,340, a 19.60% increase ($8,247,952) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 83rd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0537% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0627% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 109th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 94th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0164% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0275% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 64th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 66th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1271% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1290% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Sri Lanka

The major share of Russian exports to Sri Lanka 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) - 37.19% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (21.91% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 21.52% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (7.36% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 18.26% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (19.98% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.94% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (5.95% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.20% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (0.99% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.05% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (43.36% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka 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 $1,903,690;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $974,670;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $918,334;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $177,756;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $59,161.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $12,273,332;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $2,002,249;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $846,419;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $521,184;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $316,083;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $110,446;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $55,190.
Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
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 1,467-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 114,569 0.67 960,988-88.08
10 Cereals 6,227,170 36.47 5,252,50018.56
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,137 0.05 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,041,416 6.10 1,357,499-23.28
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,633,584 15.42 729,894260.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 942,005 5.52 764,24923.26
29 Organic chemicals 7,516 0.04 2628,807.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 214,200 1.25 185,01015.78
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,056 0.05 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 222 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 59,646 0.35 48512,198.14
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,257 0.05 6,64339.35
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,651,250 9.67 732,916125.30
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 224,745 1.32 745,929-69.87
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 26,832-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,893,016 16.94 4,895,265-40.90
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 690 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 700 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 23,348 0.14 0
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 12,273,332-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,132 0.04 4,86026.17
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 998 0.01 21,694-95.40
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 800 0.00 1,450-44.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 123,360 0.72 233,806-47.24
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 17,462 0.10 12,01445.35
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 21,300 0.12 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 42,332 0.25 36,32916.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 55,190-100.00
SS Classified 802,500 4.70 70 5001,038.30

Russia’s Imports from Sri Lanka

The major share of Russian imports from Sri Lanka 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) - 51.27% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (53.91% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 39.71% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (39.81% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.49% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (4.71% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.26% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.10% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (1.43% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $1,525,960;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $204,739.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $3,616,613;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $801,757;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - a decrease of $360,648;
  • 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 $307,634.
Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 694,693 1.03 648,9617.05
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 99,973 0.15 91,7668.94
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,219 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 19,031 0.03 71,486-73.38
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 32,996,287 48.95 36,612,900-9.88
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 17,761 0.03 6,489173.71
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 17,757 0.03 48,966-63.74
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 370,703 0.55 399,543-7.22
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 245,168 0.36 69,515252.68
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 899 0.00 7,471-87.97
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 93,149 0.14 24,933273.60
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,525,960 2.26 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 50 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 128,515 0.19 4,7252,619.89
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 4,736 0.01 1293,571.32
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 261,546 0.39 222,67117.46
39 Plastics and articles thereof 23,087 0.03 8,883159.90
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,283,459 4.87 3,078,7206.65
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 25,684 0.04 55,503-53.73
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 183 0.00 1,214-84.93
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 15,244 0.02 11,27135.25
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 559 0.00 1,024-45.41
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 38,246 0.06 398,894-90.41
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,085-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 109 0.00 1026.86
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16,221,600 24.06 16,174,5850.29
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10,450,281 15.50 11,252,038-7.13
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,693 0.01 3,594114.05
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9,726 0.01 9,1905.83
65 Headgear and parts thereof 38,599 0.06 210,610-81.67
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 25 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,477 0.01 12,680-72.58
69 Ceramic products 23,422 0.03 4,956372.60
70 Glass and glassware 5,210 0.01 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 13,358 0.02 6,140117.56
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 102-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,266 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 25 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 299 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 40,338 0.06 33,40520.75
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 497,608 0.74 805,242-38.20
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 198,742 0.29 166,05419.69
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,947 0.01 6,3189.96
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 19,164 0.03 2338,124.89
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 3,022-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,931 0.01 846601.06
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia