Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with Sri Lanka in 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 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sri Lanka

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Sri Lanka was $397,327,338, down 0.70% ($2,817,255) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in 2019 totaled $107,910,397, up 2.06% ($2,178,336) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in 2019 were $289,416,941, down 1.70% ($4,995,591) from 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Sri Lanka in 2019 was $181,506,544, a 3.80% decrease ($7,173,927) over 2018.

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 85th largest trading partner in 2019 (up from 88th in 2018), accounting for 0.0596% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0582% in 2018).

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 100th largest export market in 2019 (up from 104th in 2018), accounting for 0.0255% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0235% in 2018).

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 66th largest supplier in 2019 (down from 65th in 2018), accounting for 0.1187% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1236% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Sri Lanka

The major share of Russian exports to Sri Lanka in 2019 (and in 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 44.71% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (18.26% in 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 20.01% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (10.46% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.63% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (10.90% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 11.81% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (16.77% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.64% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (42.03% in 2018).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $31,091,134;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $10,222,947;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,507,118;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,661,389;
  • 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 $903,147.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $38,206,333;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $4,835,252;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $1,740,304;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $377,873.
Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 210 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 1,467-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 70,573 0.07 448,446-84.26
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,388,243 1.29 3,128,547-55.63
10 Cereals 46,746,432 43.32 15,655,298198.60
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 0.01 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 28,676-99.90
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 22,092 0.02 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2 0.00 21,085-99.99
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8,246,989 7.64 7,935,6753.92
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 13,349,065 12.37 3,126,118327.02
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,784,450 4.43 3,881,30323.27
29 Organic chemicals 8,699 0.01 2633,357.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,622,238 6.14 4,115,12060.92
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 7,568-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,664 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 17,056 0.02 2,182681.67
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 5,593 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 235,298 0.22 48548,415.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 35,961 0.03 28,52326.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,156,229 4.78 3,494,84047.54
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 1,449,886 1.34 1,555,535-6.79
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 56,722-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,287,583 10.46 16,122,835-29.99
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,943 0.00 469314.29
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 145-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 700 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12,335 0.01 2804,305.36
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 22,566 0.02 16,28838.54
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 94-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 41,053 0.04 4,187880.49
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 36,343-100.00
72 Iron and steel 6,030,764 5.59 44,237,097-86.37
73 Articles of iron or steel 26,157 0.02 39,858-34.37
74 Copper and articles thereof 143 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,559 0.01 155,932-95.15
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 12,325 0.01 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8,978 0.01 1,450519.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 492,758 0.46 381,67929.10
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 97,853 0.09 209,625-53.32
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 21,300 0.02 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 375,965 0.35 211,23677.98
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 1,812 0.00 17,248-89.49
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 667 0.00 55,190-98.79
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 113-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 1,272-100.00
SS Classified 1,309,382 1.21 726 65380.19

Russia’s Imports from Sri Lanka

The major share of Russian imports from Sri Lanka in 2019 (and in 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 48.46% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (53.07% in 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 42.62% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (38.88% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.22% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (5.82% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.58% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (1.97% in 2018).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $4,903,137;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $4,542,992;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $2,047,337.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $17,815,169;
  • 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) - a decrease of $1,430,793;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - a decrease of $1,259,408.
Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,000,686 1.04 3,067,057-2.16
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 82 0.00 224-63.39
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 298,298 0.10 198,92849.95
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,936 0.00 8,969-33.82
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 191,749 0.07 141,31135.69
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 132,165,854 45.67 149,981,023-11.88
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 142,281 0.05 62,531127.54
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 146,441 0.05 103,33841.71
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 2,582,519 0.89 1,829,95541.12
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 749,856 0.26 491,95552.42
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,753 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 93,483 0.03 54,98870.01
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 846,526 0.29 290,967190.94
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,106 0.00 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 11,660 0.00 0
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,047,337 0.71 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 50 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 581,455 0.20 179,605223.74
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 95,917 0.03 13,571606.78
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,274,545 1.13 3,036,6527.83
39 Plastics and articles thereof 104,225 0.04 70,22448.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,932,515 4.81 13,844,8980.63
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 198,543 0.07 221,833-10.50
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 20,219 0.01 11,18680.75
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 110-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 52,505 0.02 35,39948.32
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,457 0.00 7,776-16.96
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3,327,906 1.15 2,912,95014.25
55 Man-made staple fibers 53,750 0.02 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 370,145 0.13 64,094477.50
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 80-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 417 0.00 1,109-62.40
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 70,383,457 24.32 65,840,4656.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 48,849,545 16.88 43,946,40811.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 21,084 0.01 19,9345.77
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 23,370 0.01 158,617-85.27
65 Headgear and parts thereof 265,242 0.09 1,524,650-82.60
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 58,760 0.02 3,0771,809.65
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8,441 0.00 12,738-33.73
69 Ceramic products 266,931 0.09 239,96511.24
70 Glass and glassware 24,875 0.01 46,313-46.29
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 32,552 0.01 49,907-34.77
73 Articles of iron or steel 186,413 0.06 40,362361.85
74 Copper and articles thereof 204,199 0.07 108188,973.15
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,556 0.00 3003,418.67
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,892 0.00 1,45330.21
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 917 0.00 1,672-45.16
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 167,903 0.06 96,35074.26
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 3,489,673 1.21 4,920,466-29.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 870,409 0.30 731,92318.92
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 54,716 0.02 37,92344.28
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 82,503 0.03 43,83188.23
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 88,821 0.03 46,14292.49
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9,453 0.00 19,195-50.75
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia