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Russian trade in goods with Lebanon in Q2 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 second quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Lebanon

In the 2nd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Lebanon totaled $91,790,974, up 2.92% ($2,604,599) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2019 totaled $88,573,796, up 2.84% ($2,448,820) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2019 totaled $3,217,178, up 5.09% ($155,779) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2019 was $85,356,618, a 2.76% increase ($2,293,041) over the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Lebanon was Russia’s 86th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 84th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0573% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0522% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Lebanon was Russia’s 73rd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 77th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0879% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0782% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Lebanon was Russia’s 118th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 116th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0054% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0050% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Lebanon

The major share of Russian exports to Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 53.39% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (4.85% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 33.86% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (78.29% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.29% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (9.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.91% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (3.91% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.19% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (1.50% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.15% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (2.38% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd 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 $43,112,976;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $691,481.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $36,328,518;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2,060,350;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1,087,779;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,022,128;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $676,196;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $411,300;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $271,819.
Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
01 Live animals 2,100 0.00 12,933-83.76
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 36,556-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 6,500-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 182,363 0.21 345,989-47.29
10 Cereals 16,810,093 18.98 53,138,611-68.37
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 19,425-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11,714,113 13.23 12,390,309-5.46
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 923,294 1.04 1,195,113-22.74
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 86,486 0.10 3,3512,480.90
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 270,929 0.31 278,451-2.70
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 47,288,296 53.39 4,175,3201,032.57
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 32,400 0.04 0
29 Organic chemicals 173,157 0.20 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 31,300 0.04 46,023-31.99
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 411,300-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,775 0.01 51,540-88.80
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11,758 0.01 12,839-8.42
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 19,410-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 138,353 0.16 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 251,615 0.28 1,339,394-81.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 334,442 0.38 109,906204.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 35,533 0.04 55,644-36.14
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,235,952 2.52 4,296,302-47.96
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,450,274 2.77 3,472,402-29.44
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 814 0.00 265207.17
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,348 0.01 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 158 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 168 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,370 0.01 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 1,386-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 8,581-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 3,192-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 29-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 26,314 0.03 4,970429.46
72 Iron and steel 3,023,032 3.41 3,227,678-6.34
73 Articles of iron or steel 167,540 0.19 90,69184.74
74 Copper and articles thereof 343 0.00 19675.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 803 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 273,012 0.31 49,150455.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,335 0.00 3,029-55.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 49,987 0.06 57,370-12.87
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 39,321 0.04 74,909-47.51
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,788,825 2.02 1,097,34463.01
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 9,269 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 56,044 0.06 66,435-15.64
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 39,187 0.04 9,793300.15
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,987 0.01 12,325-35.20
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,454 0.00 315996.51
SS Classified 95,252 0.11 0

Russia’s Imports from Lebanon

The major share of Russian imports from Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 43.72% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (41.34% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 30.17% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (34.44% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.10% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (7.93% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 8.59% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (8.18% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.88% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (4.40% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.09% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (3.19% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $275,337;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $253,064;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $70,120;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $54,539;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $40,588;
  • 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 $26,145;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $21,114.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $419,683;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $126,243;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $25,009.
Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,536 0.05 1,4496.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 24,976 0.78 151,219-83.48
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 850 0.03 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 1,142-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 8,051-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,403 0.04 1,491-5.90
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 510 0.02 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,485 0.05 1,766-15.91
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 82,246 2.56 61,13234.54
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 690 0.02 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,702 0.08 2,34815.08
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,290,106 40.10 1,037,04224.40
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 95,163 2.96 514,846-81.52
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 74,239 2.31 4,1191,702.35
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 0.00 162-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,592 0.08 11,948-78.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 798,475 24.82 523,13852.63
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 100 0.00 510-80.39
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 10,304 0.32 11,626-11.37
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 17-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 94-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 189,174 5.88 134,63540.51
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,834 0.18 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 282,984 8.80 242,39616.74
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,177 0.10 500535.40
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 829 0.03 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 276,456 8.59 250,31110.45
73 Articles of iron or steel 25 0.00 3,839-99.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,852 0.06 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 21,732 0.68 27,794-21.81
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 820 0.03 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 44,755 1.39 69,764-35.85
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,163 0.07 603,505.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia