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Russian trade in goods with Sri Lanka in Q1 2018

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 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sri Lanka

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Sri Lanka totaled $98,824,144, up 10.91% ($9,723,437) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $28,368,878, up 24.05% ($5,499,149) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $70,455,266, up 6.38% ($4,224,288) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Sri Lanka in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $42,086,388, a 2.94% decrease ($1,274,861) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 83rd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 82nd in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0627% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0693% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 94th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 96th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0275% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0274% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 66th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 64th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1290% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1465% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Sri Lanka

The major share of Russian exports to Sri Lanka in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 43.36% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 21.91% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (77.59% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 19.98% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (5.71% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 7.36% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (8.43% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.95% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (7.67% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $12,273,332;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $3,680,644;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $670,921;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $656,569;
  • 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 $565,359;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $535,694;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $232,289.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $12,083,373;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $630,549;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $375,200.
Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,467 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 82,876-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 960,988 3.39 290,067231.30
10 Cereals 5,252,500 18.52 17,335,873-69.70
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 35,180-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 1,509-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,357,499 4.79 1,732,699-21.65
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 729,894 2.57 194,200275.85
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 764,249 2.69 198,890284.26
29 Organic chemicals 26 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 185,010 0.65 164,00012.81
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 485 0.00 25,600-98.11
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,643 0.02 1,871255.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 732,916 2.58 1,363,465-46.25
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 760-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 745,929 2.63 89,360734.75
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 26,832 0.09 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,895,265 17.26 1,214,621303.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 1,113-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 1,350-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 11,259-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 541-100.00
72 Iron and steel 12,273,332 43.26 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,860 0.02 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 21,694 0.08 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,450 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 233,806 0.82 1,51715,312.39
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 12,014 0.04 9,22830.19
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 36,329 0.13 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 55,190 0.19 0
SS Classified 70,500 0.25 113 750-38.02

Russia’s Imports from Sri Lanka

The major share of Russian imports from Sri Lanka in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 53.91% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (55.67% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 39.81% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (37.16% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.71% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (5.83% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.43% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (1.05% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $2,081,094;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,346,010;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $673,879;
  • 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 $337,835;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - an increase of $323,062;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $252,114;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $217,957.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $777,217;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - a decrease of $227,651.
Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 648,961 0.92 431,00450.57
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 91,766 0.13 55,77864.52
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 25,938-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 71,486 0.10 40,44576.75
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 36,612,900 51.97 35,939,0211.88
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,489 0.01 860654.53
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 48,966 0.07 43,78411.84
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 399,543 0.57 236,40269.01
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 69,515 0.10 73,376-5.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7,471 0.01 4,45467.74
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 24,933 0.04 17,93339.03
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,725 0.01 10,591-55.39
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 129 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 222,671 0.32 999,888-77.73
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,883 0.01 23,867-62.78
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,078,720 4.37 2,826,6068.92
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 55,503 0.08 52,0746.58
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,214 0.00 4,870-75.07
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,271 0.02 21,023-46.39
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,024 0.00 591,635.59
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 2,027-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 398,894 0.57 75,832426.02
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 101-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,085 0.00 20,409-94.68
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 71,031-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 102 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16,174,585 22.96 14,828,5759.08
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11,252,038 15.97 9,170,94422.69
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,594 0.01 693418.61
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9,190 0.01 2,292300.96
65 Headgear and parts thereof 210,610 0.30 438,261-51.94
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 276-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12,680 0.02 1,546720.18
69 Ceramic products 4,956 0.01 74,277-93.33
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 2,805-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,140 0.01 2,945108.49
74 Copper and articles thereof 102 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 318-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 1,078-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 33,405 0.05 38,513-13.26
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 805,242 1.14 467,40772.28
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 166,054 0.24 181,731-8.63
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,318 0.01 4,95527.51
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 233 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,022 0.00 34,929-91.35
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 846 0.00 2,060-58.93
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia