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

Russia’s Trade with Sri Lanka

In the 2nd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Sri Lanka totaled $114,052,746, up 3.71% ($4,076,844) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in the 2nd quarter of 2019 totaled $36,294,063, up 25.41% ($7,354,691) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $77,758,683, down 4.04% ($3,277,847) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Sri Lanka in the 2nd quarter of 2019 was $41,464,620, a 20.41% decrease ($10,632,538) over the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 82nd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 83rd in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0712% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0643% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 90th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 99th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0360% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0263% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 66th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 62nd in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1311% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1335% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Sri Lanka

The major share of Russian exports to Sri Lanka 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) - 33.39% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (16.36% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 32.36% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (6.62% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.96% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (52.19% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.68% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (13.10% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.86% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (9.50% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka 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 $9,810,924;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $8,432,170;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $678,700;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $291,249.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $9,561,107;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $966,125;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $734,765;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $186,947;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $130,408.
Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 16,200 0.04 76,200-78.74
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 197,688 0.54 1,163,813-83.01
10 Cereals 11,905,792 32.80 3,473,622242.75
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 10,559-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 11,469-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,708,974 4.71 1,690,5751.09
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 10,034,924 27.65 224,0004,379.88
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,134,258 3.13 1,092,7433.80
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,197,210 6.05 1,518,51044.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 2,182-100.00
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 12 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 106,592 0.29 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,769 0.01 9,246-59.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 432,854 1.19 1,167,619-62.93
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 268,720 0.74 455,667-41.03
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,584,733 7.12 2,293,48412.70
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8,224 0.02 7,09715.88
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 4,180-100.00
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 36,343-100.00
72 Iron and steel 5,408,407 14.90 14,969,514-63.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,880 0.01 2,470-23.89
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,101 0.00 131,509-99.16
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 12,325 0.03 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,250 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 18,000 0.05 27,640-34.88
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 23,261 0.06 7,923193.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 112,973 0.31 96,74116.78
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 113-100.00
SS Classified 110,916 0.31 466 153-76.21

Russia’s Imports from Sri Lanka

The major share of Russian imports from Sri Lanka 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) - 48.40% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (56.42% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 43.64% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (35.10% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.35% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (5.64% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.48% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (2.63% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $2,511,729;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,922,332;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - an increase of $941,215;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $521,377.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $8,454,849;
  • 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 $1,050,552;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $704,402.
Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 706,530 0.91 720,446-1.93
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 111,139 0.14 1,3518,126.42
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 8,969-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,112 0.01 1223,270.49
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 36,036,200 46.34 44,491,049-19.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,909 0.00 20,755-85.98
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 38,111 0.05 16,136136.19
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 415,476 0.53 200,035107.70
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 128,649 0.17 209,345-38.55
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,273 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 27,589 0.04 5,234427.11
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 158,127 0.20 45,377248.47
26 Ores, slag and ash 521,377 0.67 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 225,051 0.29 1,60013,965.69
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 49,739 0.06 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 310,209 0.40 1,014,611-69.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 35,800 0.05 25,06042.86
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,538,970 4.55 3,526,8060.34
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 37,925 0.05 49,474-23.34
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 7,298-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 52-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,042 0.01 9,145-23.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 146 0.00 1,148-87.28
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,046,416 1.35 105,201894.68
55 Man-made staple fibers 53,750 0.07 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 58,477 0.08 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 80-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 212 0.00 329-35.56
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 18,745,436 24.11 16,823,10411.43
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 13,994,914 18.00 11,483,18521.87
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,767 0.01 2,195117.18
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,049 0.00 4,035-24.44
65 Headgear and parts thereof 24,339 0.03 24,1930.60
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 525 0.00 1,627-67.73
69 Ceramic products 87,475 0.11 70,48424.11
70 Glass and glassware 8,799 0.01 3,120182.02
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 19,006 0.02 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 86,884 0.11 5,8391,387.99
74 Copper and articles thereof 71,176 0.09 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,560 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,034 0.00 174494.25
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 83 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 29,434 0.04 38,355-23.26
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 899,441 1.16 1,949,993-53.87
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 198,425 0.26 137,66344.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 21,079 0.03 8,016162.96
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 15,554 0.02 16,944-8.20
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 24,528 0.03 3,860535.44
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 946 0.00 4,120-77.04
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia