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Russian trade with Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka in 2011: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sri Lanka

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Sri Lanka totaled $521,632,706, up 23.30% ($98,567,154) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in 2011 totaled $132,102,410, up 15.33% ($17,556,672) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in 2011 totaled $389,530,296, up 26.26% ($81,010,482) from 2010.

Russia’s trade deficit with Sri Lanka in 2011 was $257,427,886, a 32.71% increase ($63,453,810) over 2010.

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 80th largest trading partner in 2011 (down from 75th in 2010), accounting for 0.0634% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0676% in 2010).

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 91st largest export market in 2011 (down from 90th in 2010), accounting for 0.0256% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0288% in 2010).

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 58th largest supplier in 2011 (up from 61st in 2010), accounting for 0.1274% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1348% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Sri Lanka

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 70.21% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (79.97% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.27% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (5.93% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.50% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (6.49% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.84% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (6.39% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.01% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (1.19% in 2010).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $17,987,304;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $10,523,212;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $3,801,595.

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

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $9,369,618;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $3,295,421;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $931,475;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $833,316;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $508,202.
Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 19,318 0.01 527,520-96.34
10 Cereals 0 0.00 833,316-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10,974,040 8.31 20,343,658-46.06
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 81,778,268 61.91 71,255,05614.77
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,825,778 2.14 6,121,199-53.84
31 Fertilizers 18,662,199 14.13 674,8952,665.20
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,800 0.00 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,667 0.00 1,020357.55
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 232,360 0.18 239,861-3.13
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,000,378 8.33 7,198,78352.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 311 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 73,312 0.06 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 65,490 0.05 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 960-100.00
72 Iron and steel 6,384,844 4.83 7,316,319-12.73
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,866 0.00 1,391106.04
74 Copper and articles thereof 11 0.00 240-95.42
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,242 0.00 3,160-29.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 57,571 0.04 4,0281,329.27
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 12,223 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 782 0.00 3,032-74.21
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,950 0.00 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 21 300-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Sri Lanka

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 72.86% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (78.17% in 2010);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 21.26% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (15.21% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.29% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (4.59% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.90% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (1.20% in 2010).

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $42,513,525;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $19,895,659;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $14,338,489;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $2,610,901;
  • 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) - an increase of $1,187,461.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka 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 $1,733,064.
Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 290,136 0.07 130,448122.42
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 30,036 0.01 16,21585.24
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 621,244 0.16 161,550284.55
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 282,168,865 72.44 239,655,34017.74
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,279 0.00 1,074112.20
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 135,755 0.03 151,420-10.35
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 361,721 0.09 786,273-54.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11,100 0.00 9,30219.33
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 95,924 0.02 67,13242.89
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 76,239 0.02 23,603223.01
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 161,092-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 73,425-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,499 0.00 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 0 0.00 132-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,463,208 1.92 4,852,30753.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 78,660 0.02 67,65516.27
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,150,469 2.35 9,234,596-0.91
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 322,221 0.08 95,809236.32
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,261 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,395 0.00 132,267-93.65
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 146 0.00 18,204-99.20
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,694,781 0.44 1,330,05227.42
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 22,303 0.01 19,06816.97
52 Cotton 0 0.00 42,128-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,875,218 0.48 1,050,83978.45
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 152,835 0.04 59,661156.17
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 1,348-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 46,732,831 12.00 26,837,17274.13
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 32,091,892 8.24 17,753,40380.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 100,976 0.03 23,977321.14
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 20,595 0.01 3,872431.90
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,829,169 0.47 1,076,82069.87
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 24,213 0.01 80,816-70.04
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 24,597-100.00
69 Ceramic products 277,047 0.07 219,02926.49
70 Glass and glassware 58 0.00 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 111,807 0.03 145,632-23.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 15,713 0.00 7,96597.28
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 3,462-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 60 0.00 619-90.31
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 17,409 0.00 53,447-67.43
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8,117 0.00 1087,415.74
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 118,977 0.03 1,852,041-93.58
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 2,847,903 0.73 1,660,44271.51
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 491,434 0.13 158,797209.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 44,456 0.01 28,06558.40
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 6,353 0.00 967556.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 216,328 0.06 442,244-51.08
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,663 0.00 5,39923.41
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia