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Russian trade in goods with Lebanon in Q4 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 fourth quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Lebanon

In the 4th quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Lebanon was $89,609,623, down 7.29% ($7,046,812) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2019 were $86,344,284, down 7.64% ($7,141,071) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2019 totaled $3,265,339, up 2.97% ($94,259) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2019 was $83,078,945, a 8.01% decrease ($7,235,330) over the 4th quarter of 2018.

Lebanon was Russia’s 86th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 91st in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0498% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0517% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Lebanon was Russia’s 73rd largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 81st in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0772% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0751% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Lebanon was Russia’s 115th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 117th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0048% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0051% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Lebanon

The major share of Russian exports to Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2019 (and in the 4th quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 53.91% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (16.79% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 32.49% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (62.48% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.12% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (6.39% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.01% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (9.62% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.77% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (4.23% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th 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 $33,247,021;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $3,335,604;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $556,569;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $546,817;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $492,265.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $33,521,850;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $3,299,157;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $2,393,839;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1,959,074;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,270,530;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $809,823;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $714,958;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $547,485;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $468,642;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $356,170;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $328,352.
Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
01 Live animals 0 0.00 817-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 398,218 0.46 726,570-45.19
10 Cereals 13,254,118 15.35 46,775,968-71.66
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 10,745-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12,531,945 14.51 9,196,34136.27
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 35,899-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 460,347 0.53 1,007,832-54.32
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 9,459 0.01 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 104,860 0.12 79,47131.95
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 138,184 0.16 158,627-12.89
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 613,448 0.71 417,15047.06
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 546,817 0.63 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 2,393,839-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 46,549,168 53.91 13,302,147249.94
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 73,510 0.09 215,449-65.88
29 Organic chemicals 48,656 0.06 1,319,186-96.31
30 Pharmaceutical products 104,809 0.12 18,937453.46
31 Fertilizers 472,148 0.55 828,318-43.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,847 0.01 59,212-90.13
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 3,961 0.00 85,680-95.38
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 692,417 0.80 596,44416.09
39 Plastics and articles thereof 563 0.00 810,386-99.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 124,485 0.14 24,580406.45
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,070,185 4.71 3,577,92013.76
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 468,642-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,184,936 1.37 1,899,894-37.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 26,889 0.03 24,04211.84
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 275-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 1,376-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12,804 0.01 6,160107.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 94-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 541 0.00 1,265-57.23
70 Glass and glassware 78 0.00 2,814-97.23
72 Iron and steel 3,714,852 4.30 7,014,009-47.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 57,690 0.07 21,619166.85
74 Copper and articles thereof 85 0.00 106-19.81
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,959,074-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 556,846 0.64 277200,927.44
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 200 0.00 1,666-88.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,135 0.01 62,344-90.16
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 70,467 0.08 69,0302.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 204,818 0.24 208,585-1.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 74,484 0.09 7,893843.67
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 65,980-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 14,210-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 12,705-100.00
SS Classified 230,314 0.27 1 77712,860.83

Russia’s Imports from Lebanon

The major share of Russian imports from Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2019 (and in the 4th quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 78.45% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (55.90% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.30% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (21.77% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.00% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (12.56% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.35% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (2.90% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.10% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (3.77% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.10% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (2.71% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,036,516;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $32,093;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $18,353;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $12,255.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $219,677;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $212,443;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $205,753;
  • 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) - a decrease of $116,088;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $82,417;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $47,257;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $40,999;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $36,570;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $25,891.
Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 6,406-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 66,039 2.02 285,716-76.89
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,493 0.14 8,415-46.61
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 2,016-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,449 0.14 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 8,958-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 4,022-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 781 0.02 1,944-59.83
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 52,040 1.59 77,931-33.22
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,806 0.06 240652.50
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 22,815 0.70 4,462411.32
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,409,090 73.78 1,372,57475.52
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 251,134 7.69 287,704-12.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,388 0.07 43,387-94.50
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 1,693-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,443 0.14 1,327234.82
39 Plastics and articles thereof 143,784 4.40 356,227-59.64
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 39-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 2,434-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 19,277 0.59 7,022174.52
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 98-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,265 0.10 85,682-96.19
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 44-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 189,783 5.81 395,536-52.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,090 0.19 2,706125.06
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,368 0.10 119,456-97.18
73 Articles of iron or steel 5 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 32,093 0.98 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 44,589 1.37 91,846-51.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,607 0.11 3,19512.90
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia