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In 2017, exports increased by 16.8%, imports – 15.5% in Lithuania

Irina Plačienė, Statistics Lithuania, 25.06.2018.Print version
Statistics Lithuania informs that, based on final data obtained from customs declarations, Intrastat reporting and VAT returns data, exports in 2017 amounted to EUR 26.41 billion, imports – EUR 28.52 billion. Exports of goods of Lithuanian origin amounted to EUR 15.69 billion. The foreign trade deficit of Lithuania amounted to EUR 2.11 billion.

In 2017, against 2016, exports increased by 16.8, imports – 15.5%. The increase in exports was determined by an increase in exports of petroleum products (20.6%) (amount in tonnes decreased by 2.6%), machinery and mechanical appliances, parts thereof (25.9%), electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof (25.5%). The increase in imports was influenced by an increase in imports of crude petroleum (39.9%) (amount in tonnes increased by 8.8%), ground vehicles (22.1%), machinery and mechanical appliances, parts thereof (16.1%). Mineral products excluded, exports increased by 15.9, imports – 13.9%. Exports of goods of Lithuanian origin increased by 15.4%, mineral products excluded – 12.6%.




In 2017, the most important Lithuania’s partners in exports were Russia (14.8%), Latvia (9.9%), Poland (8.1%) and Germany (7.3%), while in imports – Russia (12.6%), Germany (12.3%), Poland (10.7%) and Latvia (7.2%). Most of the goods of Lithuanian origin were exported to Germany (9.6%), Poland (9%), the United States (7.8%), Latvia (7.5%) and Sweden (7.3%).




In 2017, the largest share in Lithuania’s exports and imports fell within mineral products (14.7 and 19% respectively), machinery and mechanical appliances, electrical equipment (15.8 and 18.5% respectively) and products of the chemical and allied industries (10.1 and 11.7% respectively). As for the goods of Lithuanian origin, the largest share in exports fell within petroleum products (19.7%), miscellaneous manufactured articles (11.4%), prepared foodstuffs, beverages, spirits and tobacco (8.5%), live animals, animal products (7.7%).


Table 1. Foreign trade balance, EUR million

 

Exports

Imports

Balance

2016 

22 607.0

24 699.6

–2 092.6

quarter

5 201.7

5 623.3

–421.6

II quarter

5 535.0

6 321.4

–786.5

III quarter

5 731.1

6 179.6

–448.5

IV quarter

6 139.2

6 575.2

–436.1

2017 

26 410.5

28 516.2

–2 105.7

January

1 882.5

2 067.4

–184.9

February

2 007.7

2 191.0

–183.3

March

2 239.5

2 433.2

–193.7

quarter

6 129.7

6 691.6

–561.9

April

1 980.5

2 300.3

–319.8

May

2 261.8

2 473.1

–211.3

June

2 263.9

2 327.6

–63.7

II quarter

6 506.2

7 101.0

–594.8

July

2 029.2

2 327.9

–298.7

August

2 238.9

2 407.7

–168.9

September

2 303.8

2 417.2

–113.3

III quarter

6 571.9

7 152.8

–580.9

October

2 357.5

2 505.6

–148.0

November

2 488.7

2 648.3

–159.5

December

2 356.4

2416.9

–60.5

IV quarter

7 202.7

7 570.8

–368.1

 

Table 2. Structure of and changes in foreign trade by BEC in 2017

BEC

Exports

Imports

Value, EUR million

Share, %

Change, against 2016, %

Value, EUR million

Share, %

Change, against 2016, %

Total

26 410.5

100.0

16.8

28 516.2

100.0

15.5

Capital goods

3 552.6

13.5

31.1

4 900.0

17.2

21.5

Intermediate goods

13 345.0

50.5

15.9

15 668.6

54.9

16.3

Consumption goods

7 816.8

29.6

10.0

 6 859.9

24.1

9.2

Motor spirit

1 253.3

4.7

29.1

57.2

0.2

13.2

Passenger motor cars

293.2

1.1

30.8

974.4

3.4

17.1

Other

149.7

0.6

86.1

56.0

0.2

58.1


Table 3. Structure of and changes in trade with key foreign partners1 in 2017

 

Exports

 

Imports

Value, EUR million

Share, %

Share of goods of Lithuanian origin, %

Change, against 2016, %

Value, EUR million

Share, %

Change, against 2016, %

Total

26 410.5

100.0

59.4

16.8

Total

28 516.2

100.0

15.5

EU28

15 409.3

58.3

69.6

12.3

EU28

20 143.9

70.6

14.8

  Euro area

9 729.5

36.8

65.9

14.4

  Euro area

13 612.0

47.7

14.4

Russia

3 919.6

14.8

7.8

28.7

Russia

3 589.5

12.6

4.6

Latvia

2 624.3

9.9

44.6

17.6

Germany

3 507.8

12.3

15.9

Poland

2 148.9

8.1

65.7

4.5

Poland

3 058.9

10.7

14.0

Germany

1 933.8

7.3

77.8

11.4

Latvia

2 049.4

7.2

3.1

United States

1 374.5

5.2

89.1

18.2

Italy

1 484.3

5.2

10.1

Estonia

1 307.7

5.0

48.4

9.2

Netherlands

1 442.4

5.1

20.2

Sweden

1 267.9

4.8

89.8

18.1

Sweden

1 101.2

3.9

3.4

Belarus

1 004.9

3.8

13.8

15.4

France

1 086.2

3.8

28.2

United Kingdom

930.2

3.5

85.7

–3.3

United Kingdom

937.4

3.3

38.6

Netherlands

928.2

3.5

82.5

31.2

Belgium

931.8

3.3

18.8

Norway

748.5

2.8

89.5

8.7

Estonia

918.7

3.2

11.0

Ukraine

736.0

2.8

74.6

20.6

Kazakhstan

894.5

3.1

3 times

Denmark

673.1

2.5

81.8

12.5

China

822.9

2.9

16.1

France

661.9

2.5

84.2

5.9

Finland

744.0

2.6

20.4

Italy

604.2

2.3

81.9

13.9

Belarus

657.3

2.3

–5.8

Other

5 546.8

21.2

68.2

23.0

Other

5 289.9

18.5

17.7

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1 Partner country: in case of exports – recipient country; in case of imports in trade with the EU countries – country of consignment, in trade with the non-EU countries – country of origin of the good.


Table 4. Commodity structure of and changes in exports in 2017

CN sections, chapters

Value, EUR million

Share, %

Share of goods of Lithuanian origin, %

Change, against 2016, %

 

Total

26 410.5

100.0

59.4

16.8

XVI

Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment; parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles

4 164.3

15.8

26.0

25.7

84

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

2 327.4

8.8

16.4

25.9

V

Mineral products

3 875.4

14.7

85.5

22.7

27

Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes

3 837.5

14.5

85.6

22.8

2710

Petroleum products

3 459.2

13.1

89.5

20.6

VI

Products of the chemical or allied industries

2 665.8

10.1

41.7

8.0

31

Fertilisers

714.9

2.7

85.5

3.9

XX

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

2107.8

8.0

85.0

11.0

94

Furniture and related articles, lamps and lighting fittings, prefabricated buildings

1 939.0

7.3

89.4

11.1

IV

Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes

1 915.9

7.3

69.8

13.4

24

Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes

500.2

1.9

97.4

29.8

VII

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

1 707.1

6.5

68.3

14.5

39

Plastics and articles thereof

1 579.8

6.0

72.9

15.1

XV

Base metals and articles of base metal

1 537.1

5.8

52.3

30.8

73

Articles of iron or steel

650.8

2.5

64.1

20.5

II

Vegetable products

1491.4

5.6

64.4

2.3

10

Cereals

614.2

2.3

93.9

3.5

 

Other

6 945.7

26.2

59.4

16.6


Table 5. Commodity structure of and changes in exports of goods of Lithuanian origin in 2017

CN sections, chapters

Value, EUR million

Share, %

Change, against the respective period of 2016, %

 

Total

15 692.2

100.0

15.4

V

Mineral products

3 312.8

21.1

27.5

27

Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes

3 283.6

20.9

27.6

2710

Petroleum products

3 096.9

19.7

26.9

XX

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

1 792.1

11.4

10.8

94

Furniture and related articles, lamps and lighting fittings, prefabricated buildings

1 734.0

11.0

11.7

IV

Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes

1 337.7

8.5

12.8

24

Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes

487.2

3.1

27.8

I

Live animals; animal products

1 210.4

7.7

18.8

     04

Dairy produce; birds’ eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included

527.0

3.4

26.9

VII

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

1 166.6

7.4

13.3

39

Plastics and articles thereof

1 152.1

7.3

13.4

VI

Products of the chemical or allied industries

1 112.9

7.1

5.1

31

Fertilisers

611.5

3.9

4.7

XVI

Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment; parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles

1 081.8

6.9

25.0

     85

Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers

699.4

4.5

32.0

 

Other

4 677.9

29.9

10.9


Table 6. Commodity structure of and changes in imports in 2017

CN sections, chapters

Value, EUR million

Share, %

Change, against the respective period of 2016, %

 

Total

28 516.2

100.0

15.5

V

Mineral products

5 420.7

19.0

22.4

27

Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes

5 176.3

18.2

23.9

2709

Crude petroleum

3 429.6

12.0

39.9

XVI

Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment; parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles

5 271.0

18.5

16.3

84

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

3 027.6

10.6

16.1

VI

Products of the chemical or allied industries

3 322.8

11.7

12.0

30

Pharmaceutical products

1 012.6

3.6

5.6

XVII

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

2 726.3

9.6

18.2

87

Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof

2 625.7

9.2

22.1

XV

Base metals and articles of base metal

1 862.9

6.5

24.1

72

Iron and steel

622.9

2.2

32.1

VII

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

1 604.9

5.6

15.1

39

Plastics and articles thereof

1 334.3

4.7

16.0

IV

Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes

1 514.3

5.3

9.0

22

Beverages, spirits and vinegar

419.4

1.5

17.2

 

Other

6 793.3

23.8

9.9

 

Table 7. Volume of and changes in imports and exports 

Period

Exports

Exports of goods of Lithuanian origin

Imports

Balance

value, EUR million

 

change, against the previous month, %

value, EUR million

 

change, against the previous month, %

Share in total exports, %

value, EUR million

 

change, against the previous month, %

EUR million

2016-12

2 024.0

−2.9

1 186.1

–7.4

58.6

2 259.7

6.8

−235.8

2017-01

1 882.5

−7.0

1 201.8

1.3

63.8

2 067.4

−8.5

−184.9

2017-02

2 007.7

6.7

1 217.6

1.3

60.6

2 191.0

6.0

−183.3

2017-03

2 239.5

11.5

1 301.4

6.9

58.1

2 433.2

11.1

−193.7

2017-04

1 980.5

−11.6

1 134.4

−12.8

57.3

2 300.3

−5.5

−319.8

2017-05

2 261.8

14.2

1 312.5

15.7

58.0

2 473.1

7.5

−211.3

2017-06

2 263.9

0.1

1 340.7

2.1

59.2

2 327.6

−5.9

−63.7

2017-07

2 029.2

−10.4

1 162.4

−13.3

57.3

2 327.9

0.0

−298.7

2017-08

2 238.9

10.3

1 324.3

13.9

59.2

2 407.7

3.4

−168.9

2017-09

2 303.8

2.9

1 429.2

7.9

62.0

2 417.2

0.4

−113.3

2017-10

2 357.5

2.3

1 387.8

−2.9

58.9

2 505.6

3.7

−148.0

2017-11

2 488.7

5.6

1 489.2

7.3

59.8

2 648.3

5.7

−159.5

2017-12

2 356.4

−5.3

1 390.7

−6.6

59.0

2 416.9

-8.7

−60.5


Note. Due to rounding, the sum of lines or columns in some tables may disagree with the “Total”.


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