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In January–July exports and imports grew by 8.3 and 6.1%

Vilija Lapėnienė, Statistics Lithuania, 07.09.2012.Print version
Statistics Lithuania informs that, based on non-final data obtained from customs declarations, Intrastat reporting and VAT returns data, exports in July 2012 amounted to LTL 6.5 billion, imports – LTL 7.2 billion. Exports of goods of Lithuanian origin amounted to LTL 4 billion. The foreign trade deficit of Lithuania amounted to LTL 0.7 billion. Over the month exports increased by 1.5% and imports by 5.2%. In January–July 2012, against the same period in 2011, exports and imports grew by 8.3 and 6.1% respectively.

Over the month (July 2012, against June), exports increased by 1.5%. It was influenced by an increase in exports of petroleum products – by 36.6%, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances, parts thereof – 5.4%. Imports increased by 5.2%, which was determined by an increase in imports of crude oil – by 19.2%, and organic chemicals – 31.7%. Mineral products excluded, exports of goods decreased by 6.4%, while imports increased by 1.2%. Exports of goods of Lithuanian origin grew by 2.4%, while mineral products excluded – decreased by 11.8%. 

 

Over the year (July 2012, against July 2011), exports grew by 13.2%. It was influenced by an increase in exports of ground vehicles (by 60.6%), boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances, parts thereof (40.8%), electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof (28.4%). Imports grew by 13.6%, which was influenced by an increase in imports of petroleum products (by 63.8%), electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof (34.7%), ground vehicles (16.1%). Mineral products excluded, exports of goods increased by 19.2, imports – 17.9%. Exports of goods of Lithuanian origin decreased by 0.2%, while mineral products excluded – grew by 4.5%. 

 

In January–July 2012, against the same period in 2011, exports and imports grew by 8.3 and 6.1% respectively. Mineral products excluded, exports of goods increased by 11, imports – 5.9%. Exports of goods of Lithuanian origin increased by 2.4%, mineral products excluded – 7.4%. The increase in exports was influenced by an increase in exports of boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances, parts thereof – by 36.5%, furniture – 22.1, plastics and articles thereof – 13.6%. An increase in imports was influenced by an increase in imports of petroleum products – by 67.7%, plastics and articles thereof – 14.4, edible vegetables – 29.7%. 

 

In January–July 2012, the most important partners in exports were Russia (19%), Latvia (10.8%), Germany (8.1%), and Estonia (7.2%), in imports – Russia (31%), Germany (9.8%), Poland (9.8%), and Latvia (6%). Most of the goods of Lithuanian origin were exported to Germany (11%), the United Kingdom (10%), Latvia (9.6%), and the Netherlands (9.2%). 

 

In January–July 2012, the largest share in exports and imports fell within mineral products (23.1 and 33.9% respectively), machinery and mechanical appliances, electrical equipment (11.5 and 12.1%), products of the chemical or allied industries (9.7 and 10.6%). As for the goods of Lithuanian origin, the largest share in exports fell within mineral products (32.8%), products of the chemical or allied industries (9.6%), and plastics and articles thereof (8.1%).


Table 1. Foreign trade balance, LTL million

 

Exports

Imports

Balance

January–July 2011

38899.2

44446.8

-5547.6

I quarter

15797.7

18177.3

-2379.6

II quarter

17385.4

19887.9

-2502.5

July

5716.1

6381.6

-665.5

III quarter

18084.1

20278.8

-2194.7

IV quarter

18309.7

20468.2

-2158.5

2011 m.

69576.8

78812.2

-9235.4

 

 

 

 

January–July 2012

42112.5

47155.2

-5042.7

January

5624.0

6414.9

-790.9

February

5697.2

6750.4

-1053.2

March

6282.1

7308.5

-1026.4

I quarter

17603.2

20473.8

-2870.6

April

6319.8

6797.2

-477.4

May**

5344.4

5743.6

-399.2

June**

6374.5

6892.1

-517.6

II quarter**

18038.7

19432.9

-1394.2

July

6470.6

7248.5

-777.9

** Revised data. 


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

BEC

Exports

Imports

January–July 2012

January–July 2012

value, LTL million

share,%

change, against the same period in 2011,%

value, LTL million

share,%

change, against the same period in 2011,%

Total

42112.5

100.0

8.3

47155.2

100.0

6.1

Capital goods

4368.2

10.4

33.2

5253.8

11.1

4.8

Intermediate goods

22155.8

52.6

11.1

30543.9

64.8

6.7

Consumption goods

11264.2

26.7

14.0

9729.8

20.6

11.4

Motor spirit

3096.8

7.4

-11.9

41.4

0.1

-17.1

Passenger motor cars

1021.0

2.4

-51.4

1565.1

3.3

-21.9

Other

206.5

0.5

15.9

21.3

0.0

52.9


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

Exports

January–July 2012

Imports

January–July 2012

value, LTL million

share,%

share of goods of Lithuanian origin,%

change, against the same period in 2011,%

value, LTL million

share,%

change, against the same period in 2011,%

Total

42112.5

100.0

62.1

8.3

Total

47155.2

100.0

6.1

EU

25904.4

61.5

76.5

10.5

EU

27117.6

57.5

6.8

CIS1

12479.5

29.6

24.2

13.4

CIS1

16616.2

35.2

5.5

EFTA2

913.1

2.2

92.7

3.1

EFTA2

386.4

0.8

16.8

Russia

8020.2

19.0

16.0

28.2

Russia

14609.6

31.0

3.8

Latvia

4531.9

10.8

55.2

21.0

Germany 

4640.6

9.8

2.4

Germany

3427.0

8.1

84.7

-6.1

Poland

4600.1

9.8

15.5

Estonia

3018.1

7.2

72.5

25.9

Latvia

2852.3

6.0

-1.4

United Kingdom

2808.1

6.7

93.4

70.5

Netherlands

2773.6

5.9

21.5

Netherlands

2512.5

6.0

95.7

15.3

Sweden 

1591.8

3.4

2.4

Poland  

2456.4

5.8

49.2

-11.6

Italy

1488.2

3.2

2.6

Belarus

1898.1

4.5

18.3

-24.5

Belgium

1449.4

3.1

0.7

France

1515.4

3.6

90.3

-3.4

Belarus

1363.4

2.9

32.0

Ukraine

1440.8

3.4

81.7

29.4

Estonia

1350.4

2.9

8.7

Sweden

1423.0

3.4

88.9

7.7

France

1063.3

2.3

-7.5

Other countries

9061.0

21.5

75.7

-6.8

Other countries

9372.5

19.7

6.4

1 Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

2 Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland.                                                 


Table 4. Commodity structure of and changes in exports

CN sections

January–July 2012

value, LTL million

share,%

 

share of goods of Lithuanian origin,%

change, against the same period in 2011,%

 

Total

42112.5

100.0

62.1

8.3

27

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

9633.9

22.9

88.2

-0.2

84

Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

3050.0

7.2

20.4

36.5

87

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

2660.7

6.3

12.3

-21.5

39

Plastics and articles thereof

2658.2

6.3

79.1

13.6

94

Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings

2351.3

5.6

86.9

22.1

31

Fertilisers

2072.0

4.9

93.1

3.9

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

1788.7

4.2

36.9

14.9

44

Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal

1395.3

3.3

80.5

4.4

04

Milk and milk products

1005.0

2.4

95.3

11.8

 

Other

15497.4

36.9

50.8

14.2


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

CN sections

January–July 2012

value, LTL million

share,%

change, against the same period in 2011,%

 

Total

26131.1

100.0

2.4

27

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

8495.7

32.5

-6.9

39

Plastics and articles thereof

2103.5

8.0

10.5

94

Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings

2042.2

7.8

18.0

31

Fertilisers 

1929.0

7.4

1.7

44

Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal

1123.8

4.3

-2.6

04

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

957.9

3.7

10.3

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

659.2

2.5

7.3

84

Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

621.0

2.4

18.0

72

Iron and steel

490.3

1.9

12.6

 

Other

7708.5

29.5

6.0


Table 6. Commodity structure of and changes in imports

CN sections

January–July 2012

value, LTL million

share, %

change, against the same period in 2011,%

 

Total

47155.2

100.0

6.1

27

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

15388.0

32.6

6.5

87

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

3621.5

7.7

-9.1

84

Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

3364.7

7.1

3.8

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

2342.4

5.0

5.8

39

Plastics and articles thereof

1793.1

3.8

14.4

29

Organic chemicals

1468.4

3.1

4.0

30

Pharmaceutical products

1286.5

2.7

5.0

08

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

977.8

2.1

14.8

72

Iron and steel

942.1

2.0

2.6

 

Other

15970.7

33.9

9.5


Table 7. Volume and changes in imports and exports

Period

Exports

Exports of goods of Lithuanian origin

Imports

Balance

value, LTL million

change, against the previous month,%

value, LTL million

change, against the previous month,%

value, LTL million

change, against the previous month,%

LTL million

2011-07

5716.1

-5.8

3984.2

-0.3

6381.6

-5.0

-665.5

2011-08

6026.3

5.4

4135.3

3.8

6800.3

6.6

-774.0

2011-09

6341.7

5.2

4336.7

4.9

7096.9

4.4

-755.2

2011-10

6094.0

-3.9

4028.4

-7.1

6954.8

-2.0

-860.8

2011-11

6196.0

1.7

4032.7

0.1

7035.4

1.2

-839.4

2011-12

6019.8

-2.8

3798.5

-5.8

6478.1

-7.9

-458.3

2012-01

5624.0

-6.6

3893.2

2.5

6414.9

-1.0

-790.9

2012-02

5697.2

1.3

3639.1

-6.5

6750.4

5.2

-1053.2

2012-03

6282.1

10.3

3925.0

7.9

7308.5

8.3

-1026.4

2012-04

6319.8

0.6

3998.3

1.9

6797.2

-7.0

-477.4

2012-05

5344.4

-15.4

2819.3

-29.5

5743.6

-15.5

-399.2

2012-06

6374.5

19.3

3880.7

37.6

6892.1

20.0

-517.6

2012-07

6470.6

1.5

3975.6

2.4

7248.5

5.2

-777.9

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







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