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Russian trade in goods with Libya in Q2 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 Libya in the second quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Libya

In the 2nd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Libya totaled $24,074,877, up 38.16% ($6,649,242) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Libya in the 2nd quarter of 2020 totaled $24,074,877, up 38.21% ($6,655,435) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Libya in the 2nd quarter of 2020 were $0, down 100.00% ($6,193) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Libya in the 2nd quarter of 2020 was $24,074,877, a 38.26% increase ($6,661,628) over the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Libya was Russia’s 110th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 125th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0197% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0109% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Libya was Russia’s 95th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 106th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0344% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0173% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

There were no Russia’s imports from Libya in the 2nd quarter of 2020, while in the 2nd quarter of 2019, Libya was Russia’s 179th largest supplier, accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total imports.

Russia’s Exports to Libya

The major share of Russian exports to Libya in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 65.95% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (38.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 20.88% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (20.39% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.16% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (38.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.70% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (1.76% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.66% of Russia’s total exports to Libya (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Libya in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $8,573,564;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $1,451,009;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $680,232;
  • 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 $640,300;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $417,704;
  • 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 $154,866.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Libya in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd 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 $5,478,537.
Russia’s exports to Libya in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 12,861-100.00
10 Cereals 14,900,000 61.89 6,326,436135.52
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 31 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 57,335 0.24 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 761,413 3.16 343,709121.53
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 34,573 0.14 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 109,468 0.45 38,131187.08
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 14,308 0.06 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,241,685 5.16 6,720,222-81.52
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 489 0.00 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 882 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 11,899 0.05 10,13117.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 42,496 0.18 9,157364.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 31,930 0.13 5935,284.49
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 23,647 0.10 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,003,685 20.78 3,552,67640.84
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,384 0.02 0
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 59,442-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 640,300 2.66 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 28,233-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,448-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,218 0.01 7,672-84.12
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 316-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 460-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 61,220 0.25 6439,421.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 231,924 0.96 226,4502.42
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 219,258 0.91 64,392240.51
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 680,232 2.83 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 31 0.00 16,460-99.81
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 2,462 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 10-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Libya

The major share of Russian imports from Libya in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Libya (99.84% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Libya in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Libya in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $6,183;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $10.
Russia’s imports from Libya in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 - 6,183-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 - 10-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia