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Russian trade in goods with Sri Lanka in Q3 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 Sri Lanka in the third quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sri Lanka

In the 3rd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Sri Lanka totaled $117,183,125, up 32.35% ($28,644,825) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2020 totaled $45,030,754, up 151.25% ($27,107,745) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2020 totaled $72,152,371, up 2.18% ($1,537,080) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade deficit with Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2020 was $27,121,617, a 48.53% decrease ($25,570,665) over the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 78th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (up from 86th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0858% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0534% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 80th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (up from 115th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0573% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0173% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Sri Lanka was Russia’s 62nd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (up from 64th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.1246% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1129% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Sri Lanka

The major share of Russian exports to Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 83.08% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (28.46% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 7.30% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (14.69% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.43% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (17.74% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.13% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (2.34% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.65% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (32.79% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.36% of Russia’s total exports to Sri Lanka (3.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $32,034,576;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $729,302;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $544,206;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $296,959.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,386,963;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,770,208;
  • 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 $921,427;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $651,467;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $231,556;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $188,655;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $174,882.
Russia’s exports to Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 24,448-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 587,343 1.30 290,384102.26
10 Cereals 36,810,020 81.74 4,775,444670.82
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 9,951-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 13,818 0.03 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,742,252 6.09 2,633,7264.12
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 544,206 1.21 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 600,790 1.33 1,522,217-60.53
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,365 0.02 2,397,328-99.57
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 3,664-100.00
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 46-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 755 0.00 45,708-98.35
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,159 0.01 11,218-45.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 125,947 0.28 1,896,155-93.36
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 368,109 0.82 448,289-17.89
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,077,668 4.61 2,729,135-23.87
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 70 0.00 1,253-94.41
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 14,342-100.00
72 Iron and steel 225,935 0.50 414,590-45.50
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,101 0.01 3,350-7.43
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 730,918 1.62 1,61645,130.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 94,749 0.21 326,305-70.96
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 42,790 0.10 13,292221.92
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 23,890 0.05 198,772-87.98
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 0 0.00 1,812-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 667-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4 0.00 0
SS Classified 21,865 0.05 159 297-86.27

Russia’s Imports from Sri Lanka

The major share of Russian imports from Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 48.72% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (47.09% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 41.90% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (44.25% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.59% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (6.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.46% of Russia’s total imports from Sri Lanka (1.76% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 14) - an increase of $2,024,332;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $932,620;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $398,481.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - a decrease of $1,463,786;
  • 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 $371,139;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $227,344.
Russia’s imports from Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 667,471 0.93 747,438-10.70
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,757 0.00 2,866-38.70
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 75,319 0.10 120,898-37.70
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 31,095,521 43.10 31,322,865-0.73
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 75,946 0.11 44,80369.51
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 25,084 0.03 31,933-21.45
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 2,606,408 3.61 582,076347.78
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 263,559 0.37 154,07071.06
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 18,489 0.03 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,084 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,534 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 87,854 0.12 24,110264.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 233,310 0.32 222,8044.72
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 1,688-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 69,889 0.10 163,936-57.37
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 5,573-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,230,544 1.71 1,129,4068.95
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,342 0.02 21,716-47.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,166,800 5.78 3,234,18028.84
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 66,435 0.09 78,528-15.40
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 31-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,421 0.01 7,18245.10
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 202-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 243,667 0.34 1,707,453-85.73
55 Man-made staple fibers 39,583 0.05 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 27,698 0.04 52,761-47.50
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 262 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16,775,241 23.25 16,376,7602.43
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 13,092,251 18.15 12,989,6930.79
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 298 0.00 4,253-92.99
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 377 0.00 1,406-73.19
65 Headgear and parts thereof 40,554 0.06 107,564-62.30
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 13,492 0.02 5,362151.62
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,984 0.00 673194.80
69 Ceramic products 37,681 0.05 12,738195.82
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 10,804-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 283 0.00 378-25.13
73 Articles of iron or steel 17,377 0.02 39,013-55.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 315 0.00 91,977-99.66
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,354 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 366-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 251 0.00 2500.40
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 24,953 0.03 5,347366.67
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 668,122 0.93 1,039,261-35.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 171,354 0.24 178,324-3.91
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 192,466 0.27 18,281952.82
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 41,833 0.06 23,26079.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 39,855 0.06 52,388-23.92
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,353 0.01 674694.21
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia