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Russian trade in goods with Lebanon in Q3 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 Lebanon in the third quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Lebanon

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Lebanon was $151,107,942, down 8.30% ($13,671,113) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $144,392,071, down 10.68% ($17,269,341) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $6,715,871, up 115.42% ($3,598,228) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $137,676,200, a 13.16% decrease ($20,867,569) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Lebanon was Russia’s 76th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 79th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0911% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0958% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Lebanon was Russia’s 65th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 70th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1397% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1441% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Lebanon was Russia’s 102nd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 110th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0107% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0052% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Lebanon

The major share of Russian exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 68.39% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (34.58% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.96% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (53.61% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.64% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (3.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.67% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (4.43% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.75% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (1.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.51% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (3.25% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd 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 $42,855,897;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $3,966,603;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $1,250,651;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $966,980;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $435,178.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $56,749,935;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $4,628,194;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $4,531,520;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $764,675;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $530,736;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $452,718.
Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
01 Live animals 780 0.00 2,116-63.14
02 Meat and edible meat offal 18,766 0.01 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 5,700-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 62,445 0.04 307,429-79.69
10 Cereals 22,988,016 15.92 79,737,951-71.17
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 11,339 0.01 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 5,165-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,911,585 6.86 5,944,98266.72
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 832,098 0.58 464,12979.28
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,250 0.00 38,698-83.85
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 335,916 0.23 160,734108.99
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 435,178 0.30 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 98,754,743 68.39 55,898,84676.67
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 322,403 0.22 53,223505.76
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 2,986-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,364 0.00 14,329-69.54
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 5,042 0.00 98,753-94.89
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 284,754 0.20 4,912,948-94.20
39 Plastics and articles thereof 96,043 0.07 151,634-36.66
40 Rubber and articles thereof 26,983 0.02 19,25840.11
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 49 0.00 3063.33
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,791,177 1.93 3,555,852-21.50
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 405,853 0.28 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,258,385 1.56 1,291,40574.88
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,250,762 0.87 1111,126,712.61
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,393 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 16,699 0.01 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 613 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 39 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 35,594 0.02 2,0551,632.07
72 Iron and steel 2,346,420 1.63 6,877,940-65.88
73 Articles of iron or steel 16,914 0.01 231,470-92.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 621 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 999 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 40,250 0.03 50,598-20.45
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,138 0.00 336833.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 165,065 0.11 695,801-76.28
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 305,085 0.21 48,195533.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 583,131 0.40 1,035,849-43.71
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 32,435 0.02 22,90541.61
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 200-100.00
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 17,184 0.01 22,785-24.58
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 126 0.00 5,997-97.90
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,695 0.00 1,00269.16
SS Classified 18,739 0.01 0

Russia’s Imports from Lebanon

The major share of Russian imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 77.24% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (50.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.19% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (32.26% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.35% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (2.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.67% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (4.23% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.40% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (3.81% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.95% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (6.52% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $3,649,476;
  • 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 $293,964;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $61,642;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $52,874;
  • 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 $42,532;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $29,709.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $340,667;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $87,383;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $77,272;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $27,846;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $21,069.
Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 2,147-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,355 0.12 8,787-4.92
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 125-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 3,748-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 9,114-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 21,069-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 91,243 1.36 71,13628.27
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 2,462-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,754 0.06 20,189-81.41
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,083,701 75.70 1,434,225254.46
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 85,554 1.27 162,826-47.46
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 29,709 0.44 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,774 0.09 6,163-6.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 496,112 7.39 836,779-40.71
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 1,220-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 11,541 0.17 10,37811.21
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 12-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 52,874 0.79 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 193,520 2.88 131,87846.74
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 18,400 0.27 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 111,890 1.67 199,273-43.85
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 342 0.01 4,050-91.56
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 161,262 2.40 118,73035.82
73 Articles of iron or steel 29 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,511 0.04 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,662 0.08 33,508-83.10
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 293,964 4.38 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 59,674 0.89 39,82449.84
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia