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Russian trade in goods with Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka in the fourth quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sri Lanka

In the 4th quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Sri Lanka totaled $110,267,719, up 5.10% ($5,347,221) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in the 4th quarter of 2019 totaled $36,648,037, up 2.18% ($782,297) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in the 4th quarter of 2019 totaled $73,619,682, up 6.61% ($4,564,924) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Sri Lanka in the 4th quarter of 2019 was $36,971,645, a 11.40% increase ($3,782,627) over the 4th quarter of 2018.

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 83rd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 88th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0613% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0562% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 91st largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 95th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0328% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0288% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 69th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2019 (down from 68th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1082% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1108% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Sri Lanka

The major share of Russian exports to Sri Lanka 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) - 67.34% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (18.16% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.49% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (9.60% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.91% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (10.08% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.67% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (14.88% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.63% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (46.98% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $18,306,375;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $366,221;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $241,886;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $231,500;
  • 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 $126,123.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $16,613,066;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,471,837;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $321,308;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $197,853;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $181,442.
Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
01 Live animals 210 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 29,925 0.08 211,367-85.84
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 789,428 2.15 734,7017.45
10 Cereals 23,838,026 65.05 5,531,651330.94
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 26,451-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 14,250 0.04 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 29 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,096 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 28 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,004 0.01 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2 0.00 9,616-99.98
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,862,874 7.81 3,184,182-10.09
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 680,558 1.86 2,152,395-68.38
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,169,901 3.19 1,043,77812.08
29 Organic chemicals 1,183 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,813,500 4.95 1,582,00014.63
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9,000 0.02 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 5,314 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 23,352 0.06 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,717 0.03 6,50880.04
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,175,970 3.21 809,74945.23
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 471 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 549,490 1.50 307,60478.64
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 29,890-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,080,705 8.41 3,278,558-6.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 469-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 145-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12,335 0.03 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 1,154-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 94-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 17,705 0.05 7252,828.57
72 Iron and steel 207,766 0.57 16,820,832-98.76
73 Articles of iron or steel 14,795 0.04 28,528-48.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 143 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,844 0.01 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,928 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 25,093 0.07 9,704158.58
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 43,838 0.12 30,44044.01
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 21,888 0.06 47,397-53.82
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 17,248-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 1,272-100.00
SS Classified 236,669 0.65 0

Russia’s Imports from Sri Lanka

The major share of Russian imports from Sri Lanka 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) - 47.21% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (50.33% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 42.70% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (41.28% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.56% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (5.77% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.99% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (2.29% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1,872,203;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,444,292;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $896,480;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $712,749;
  • Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 14) - an increase of $366,899;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $234,835.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $724,671;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - a decrease of $696,565.
Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 852,026 1.16 956,061-10.88
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 73 0.00 224-67.41
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 84,321 0.11 105,254-19.89
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,717 0.01 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 47,708 0.06 56,203-15.11
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 31,793,796 43.19 32,518,467-2.23
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 76,808 0.10 22,190246.14
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 58,640 0.08 20,125191.38
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,185,835 1.61 818,93644.80
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 219,454 0.30 84,742158.97
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 480 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 40,885 0.06 37,2229.84
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 372,447 0.51 137,612170.65
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,418 0.01 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 11,660 0.02 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 63,952 0.09 118,446-46.01
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 35,869 0.05 13,442166.84
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,573,383 2.14 860,63482.82
39 Plastics and articles thereof 23,624 0.03 20,81413.50
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,870,167 5.26 2,973,68730.15
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 56,408 0.08 51,6719.17
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 20,005 0.03 2,398734.24
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 58-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 23,035 0.03 8,760162.96
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,552 0.01 999455.76
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 564,219 0.77 1,260,784-55.25
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 256,167 0.35 50,391408.36
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 96 0.00 510-81.18
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 19,039,387 25.86 17,595,0958.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11,414,623 15.50 9,542,42019.62
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,369 0.01 4,606-5.15
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9,189 0.01 2,144328.59
65 Headgear and parts thereof 94,740 0.13 48,46695.48
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 52,847 0.07 1,4503,544.62
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,291 0.01 587,298.28
69 Ceramic products 143,295 0.19 6,3332,162.67
70 Glass and glassware 62 0.00 26,479-99.77
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 13,168 0.02 49,907-73.61
73 Articles of iron or steel 47,154 0.06 22,410110.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 40,926 0.06 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,730 0.01 3001,476.67
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 466 0.00 1,002-53.49
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 284 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 92,786 0.13 4,4391,990.25
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 1,066,963 1.45 1,276,983-16.45
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 294,918 0.40 289,4601.89
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,408 0.01 11,006-23.61
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 24,525 0.03 14,72866.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11,905 0.02 34,543-65.54
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,901 0.00 3,299-42.38
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia