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Russian trade in goods with Lebanon in Q1 2020

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 first quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Lebanon

In the 1st quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Lebanon was $32,075,258, down 83.27% ($159,613,971) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2020 were $29,785,969, down 84.31% ($160,043,497) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $2,289,289, up 23.10% ($429,526) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2020 was $27,496,680, a 85.37% decrease ($160,473,023) over the 1st quarter of 2019.

Lebanon was Russia’s 106th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 72nd in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0226% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1218% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Lebanon was Russia’s 90th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 58th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0335% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1819% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Lebanon was Russia’s 119th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 120th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0043% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0035% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Lebanon

The major share of Russian exports to Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 47.20% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (31.04% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 38.46% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (60.61% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 11.11% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (3.38% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.98% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (0.99% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.92% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (1.91% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.09% of Russia’s total exports to Lebanon (2.04% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $740,211;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $406,219;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $164,409;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $105,486.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $103,604,517;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $45,259,500;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3,660,982;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $3,376,031;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2,428,435;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $825,135;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $686,224;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $372,900;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $362,162;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $360,803;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $229,742;
  • 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 $145,327;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $103,974.
Russia’s exports to Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 213,992 0.72 574,795-62.77
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 48,608 0.16 0
10 Cereals 4,705,361 15.80 49,964,861-90.58
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 30,469 0.10 11,225171.44
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10,800 0.04 16,654-35.15
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8,449,182 28.37 7,708,9719.60
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 33,039-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 141,923 0.48 514,823-72.43
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,858 0.03 2,500294.32
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 42,404 0.14 90,058-52.91
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 406,219 1.36 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,454,375 38.46 115,058,892-90.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 44,088 0.15 273,830-83.90
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 103,974-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 304,593 1.02 140,184117.28
31 Fertilizers 52,216 0.18 414,378-87.40
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 41,307-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,440 0.01 3,25936.24
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 37,311 0.13 862,446-95.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11 0.00 3,224-99.66
40 Rubber and articles thereof 148,151 0.50 42,665247.24
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,785,095 5.99 4,213,530-57.63
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,525,525 5.12 2,211,749-31.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 74 0.00 731.37
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 16-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 510-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 1,374-100.00
72 Iron and steel 243,031 0.82 3,619,062-93.28
73 Articles of iron or steel 31,499 0.11 20015,649.50
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 288-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 14 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 35 0.00 615-94.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 250 0.00 37,217-99.33
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 0 0.00 145,327-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 3,660,982-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 26,279 0.09 20,69227.00
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 0 0.00 23,130-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 11-100.00
SS Classified 70,166 0.24 33 605108.80

Russia’s Imports from Lebanon

The major share of Russian imports from Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 61.67% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (51.24% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.80% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (4.49% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 8.81% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (1.51% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.62% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (37.13% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.55% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (2.47% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.73% of Russia’s total imports from Lebanon (2.49% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $729,153;
  • 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 $173,578;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $140,825;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $103,953;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $35,493.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $275,935;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $256,726;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $218,352;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $12,856.
Russia’s imports from Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 40,062 1.75 296,788-86.50
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 2,198-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 3,550-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 804-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 36,284 1.58 30,30219.74
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,930 0.08 14,786-86.95
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,333,592 58.25 604,439120.63
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 77,034 3.36 352,969-78.18
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,644 0.12 962174.84
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,483 0.37 9,142-7.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 109,164 4.77 327,516-66.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 109 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,836 0.21 0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 13,792 0.60 12,51910.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 149,913 6.55 45,960226.18
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 4,333-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,165 0.27 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 74,512 3.25 39,01990.96
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,684 0.20 2,95758.40
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 201,609 8.81 28,031619.24
73 Articles of iron or steel 124 0.01 30313.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 69 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 224,283 9.80 83,458168.74
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia