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Russian trade with Libya in 2011

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 2011: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Libya

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Libya was $123,557,089, down 27.63% ($47,170,492) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Libya in 2011 were $106,925,662, down 37.32% ($63,651,919) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Libya in 2011 totaled $16,631,427, up 10,987.62% ($16,481,427) from 2010.

Russia’s trade surplus with Libya in 2011 was $90,294,235, a 47.02% decrease ($80,133,346) over 2010.

Libya was Russia’s 112th largest trading partner in 2011 (down from 93rd in 2010), accounting for 0.0150% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0273% in 2010).

Libya was Russia’s 94th largest export market in 2011 (down from 77th in 2010), accounting for 0.0207% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0430% in 2010).

Libya was Russia’s 116th largest supplier in 2011 (up from 161st in 2010), accounting for 0.0054% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0001% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Libya

The major share of Russian exports to Libya in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 71.26% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (51.81% in 2010);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.93% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (0.01% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.64% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (10.65% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (35.16% in 2010).
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (1.11% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Libya in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $5,724,773;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $5,251,678;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $396,000.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Libya in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $17,546,059;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $17,447,689;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $17,405,981;
  • Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds (HS code 86) - a decrease of $16,048,533;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $11,786,667;
  • 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 $5,026,846;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3,450,967;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1,620,707;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,391,933;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $753,859;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $600,930;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $580,825.
Russia’s exports to Libya in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 23,140-100.00
10 Cereals 70,224,414 65.68 87,770,473-19.99
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,724,773 5.35 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 37,496 0.04 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 39,336 0.04 6,336520.83
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 168,744 0.16 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 580,825-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,266,672 4.93 14,99435,025.20
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 2,689-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 753,859-100.00
31 Fertilizers 396,000 0.37 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 3,329-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 539-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 39,152-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 5,166-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 73,157-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 119,250-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 1,620,707-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 258,674-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 12,640-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 546-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 2,619-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 545-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,534 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 3,516-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 3,449-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 11,786,667-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,962,533 4.64 6,354,466-21.90
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 10,078-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,142-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 2-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 9,996-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 11,889-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 17,447,689-100.00
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 5,026,846-100.00
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 0 0.00 16,048,533-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 17,405,981-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 600,930-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 3,450,967-100.00
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 0 0.00 47,249-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 56-100.00
SS Classified 20,104,160 18.80 1 079 4851,762.38

Russia’s Imports from Libya

The major share of Russian imports from Libya in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.13% of Russia’s total imports from Libya (0.00% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Libya (100.00% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Libya in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $853,372.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Libya in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $150,000.
Russia’s imports from Libya in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
39 Plastics and articles thereof 853,372 5.13 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 150,000-100.00
SS Classified 15,778,055 94.87 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia