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Russian trade in goods with Libya in Q4 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 Libya in the fourth quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Libya

In the 4th quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Libya totaled $54,353,955, up 119.53% ($29,595,015) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Libya in the 4th quarter of 2018 totaled $54,353,199, up 119.53% ($29,594,259) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Libya in the 4th quarter of 2018 totaled $756, up ∞% ($756) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Libya in the 4th quarter of 2018 was $54,352,443, a 119.53% increase ($29,593,503) over the 4th quarter of 2017.

Libya was Russia’s 103rd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2018 (up from 122nd in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0291% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0148% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Libya was Russia’s 87th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2018 (up from 104th in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0437% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0241% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Libya was Russia’s 194th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2018 (there were no Russia’s imports from Libya in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total imports.

Russia’s Exports to Libya

The major share of Russian exports to Libya in the 4th quarter of 2018 (and in the 4th quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 75.62% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (82.62% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.95% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (0.64% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.35% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (2.02% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.85% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (14.57% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.18% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Libya in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $20,842,013;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $8,014,319;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1,864,483;
  • 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 $640,200;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $448,922;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $216,545.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Libya in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $2,061,211;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $418,051.
Russia’s exports to Libya in the 4th quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2018
over Q4 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 20,234 0.04 0
10 Cereals 40,210,375 73.98 19,368,362107.61
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,960 0.00 4,650-57.85
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 580,489 1.07 998,540-41.87
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 42,708 0.08 79,371-46.19
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 31,298 0.06 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 4,976-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 216,545 0.40 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,364,480 4.35 499,997372.90
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 57,688 0.11 0
29 Organic chemicals 8,014,319 14.74 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,211 0.00 34,158-93.53
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 26,428-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 45,637 0.08 42,8616.48
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 37-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,699 0.00 54,661-95.06
39 Plastics and articles thereof 377 0.00 20484.80
40 Rubber and articles thereof 438 0.00 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,547,372 2.85 3,608,583-57.12
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 3,952-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 38,431 0.07 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 640,200 1.18 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 7,555-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 4,831-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 450,392 0.83 1,47030,538.91
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 48,100 0.09 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 13,117 0.02 14,171-7.44
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 3,263 0.01 1,80081.28
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 20,866 0.04 2,333794.38

Russia’s Imports from Libya

The major share of Russian imports from Libya in the 4th quarter of 2018 (and in the 4th quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 100.00% of Russia’s total imports from Libya (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Libya in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $756.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Libya in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Libya in the 4th quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2018
over Q4 2017
73 Articles of iron or steel 756 100.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia