Statistics Lithuania informs that, based on non-final data obtained from customs declarations, Intrastat reporting and VAT returns data, exports in July 2017 amounted to 2.03 billion, imports – EUR 2.33 billion. Exports of goods of Lithuanian origin amounted to EUR 1.15 billion. The foreign trade deficit of Lithuania amounted to EUR 298 million.

Over the month (July 2017, against June), exports decreased by 10.6, imports – 0.7%. The decrease in exports was influenced by a decrease in exports of petroleum products (14.9%), electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof (21.8%), machinery and mechanical appliances, parts thereof (10.6%). The decrease in imports was determined by a decrease in imports of machinery and mechanical appliances, parts thereof (6.2%), edible fruit and nuts (28.8%), articles of iron or steel (17.4%). A decrease in imports was slowed down by an increase in imports of crude petroleum. Mineral products excluded, exports decreased by 10.3, imports – 3.6%. Exports of goods of Lithuanian origin decreased by 14.1%, mineral products excluded – 12.6%.

Over the year (July 2017, against July 2016), exports increased by 11.4, imports – 15.4%. The increase in exports was influenced by an increase in exports of ground vehicles (56.6%), electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof (34.7%), machinery and mechanical appliances, parts thereof (21.8%). An increase in imports was determined by an increase in imports of ground vehicles (34.4%), crude petroleum (22.3%) (amount in tonnes decreased by 2.3%), electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof (29.6%). Mineral products excluded, exports and imports increased by 13.8 and 16.4% respectively. Exports of goods of Lithuanian origin increased by 7.2%, mineral products excluded – 7.6%.

In January–July 2017, against the same period of 2016, exports and imports increased by 16.8 and 16.4% respectively. The increase in exports was determined by an increase in exports of petroleum products (22.2%) (amount in tonnes decreased by 8.6%), machinery and mechanical appliances, parts thereof (27.4%), electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof (27.6%). The increase in imports was influenced by an increase in imports of crude petroleum (60.4%)  (amount in tonnes increased by 5.5%), ground vehicles (19.4%), machinery and mechanical appliances, parts thereof (16.6%). Mineral products excluded, exports increased by 15.7, imports – 13.8%. Exports of goods of Lithuanian origin increased by 15.1%, mineral products excluded – 11%.

In January–July 2017, the most important Lithuania’s partners in exports were Russia (14.2%), Latvia (10.1%), Poland (8.5%) and Germany (7.3%), while in imports – Russia (13%), Germany (12.5%), Poland (10.6%) and Latvia (7%). Most of the goods of Lithuanian origin were exported to Germany (9.5%), Poland (9.2%), the United States (8.1%), Sweden (7.5%) and Latvia (7.5%).

In January–July 2017, the largest share in Lithuania’s exports and imports fell within mineral products (14.6 and 19.5 respectively), machinery and mechanical appliances, electrical equipment (15.8 and 18.1% respectively) and products of the chemical and allied industries (10.2 and 11.9% respectively).  As for the goods of Lithuanian origin, the largest share in exports fell within petroleum products (19.7%), miscellaneous manufactured articles (11.7%), prepared foodstuffs, beverages, spirits and tobacco (9%), plastics and articles thereof (7.8%).

Table 1. Foreign trade balance, EUR million

Exports Imports Balance
January–July 2016  12 561.0 13 964.0 –1 403.0
I quarter 5 201.7 5 623.3 –421.6
II quarter 5 535.0 6 321.4 –786.5
July 1 824.3 2 019.3 –195.0
III quarter 5 731.1 6 179.6 –448.5
IV quarter 6 139.2 6 575.2 –436.1
2016  22 607.0 24 699.6 –2 092.6
January–July 2017  14 675.6 16 260.7 –1 585.1
January 1 870.0 2 089.3 –219.3
February 1 999.6 2 220.2 –220.6
March 2 252.6 2 457.0 –204.4
I quarter 6 122.3 6 766.5 –644.2
April 1 979.6 2 318.7 –339.1
May1 2 267.9 2 498.6 –230.8
June1 2 273.5 2 346.9 –73.4
II quarter1 6 521.0 7 164.3 –643.3
July 2 032.4 2 329.9 –297.6

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1 Revised data

 

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

BEC Exports Imports
Value, EUR million Share, % Change, against the respective period of 2016, % Value, EUR million Share, % Change, against the respective period of 2016, % or times (t.)
Total 14 675.6 100.0 16.8 16 260.7 100.0 16.4
Capital goods 1 922.1 13.1 31.4 2 749.7 16.9 18.9
Intermediate goods 7 409.1 50.5 14.3 9 031.5 55.5 19.1
Consumption goods 4 424.2 30.1 13.0 3 884.0 23.9 9.3
Motor spirit 686.0 4.7 28.8 27.5 0.2 19.1
Passenger motor cars 171.5 1.2 37.0 542.5 3.3 13.6
Other 62.8 0.4 51.6 25.6 0.2 2.2 t.

 

Table 3. Structure of and changes in trade with key foreign partners2 in January–July 2017

Exports Imports
Value, EUR million Share, % Share of goods of Lithuanian origin, % Change, against the respective period of 2016, % Value, EUR million Share, % Change, against the respective period of 2016, %
Total 14 675.6 100.0 58.8 16.8 Total 16 260.7 100.0 16.4
EU28 8 673.3 59.1 68.6 11.5 EU28 11 416.5 70.2 15.0
  Euro area 5 394.5 36.8 65.0 13.5   Euro area 7 696.1 47.3 14.2
Russia 2 079.6 14.2 7.6 27.3 Russia 2 109.1 13.0 17.0
Latvia 1 481.7 10.1 43.6 20.4 Germany 2 024.9 12.5 17.3
Poland 1 250.0 8.5 63.7 1.1 Poland 1 718.3 10.6 12.1
Germany 1 075.8 7.3 76.2 9.1 Latvia 1 145.0 7.0 1.5
United States 800.8 5.5 87.6 17.6 Netherlands 883.1 5.4 32.5
Sweden 730.9 5.0 88.9 25.2 Italy 801.7 4.9 1.2
Estonia 725.6 4.9 47.9 9.5 Sweden 656.8 4.0 11.2
Belarus 579.3 3.9 13.5 27.2 France 601.6 3.7 27.4
United Kingdom 541.1 3.7 84.5 –2.4 United Kingdom 519.5 3.2 39.5
Netherlands 516.2 3.5 82.6 26.0 Belgium 513.8 3.2 16.4
Norway 433.3 3.0 89.1 12.0 Estonia 509.2 3.1 10.6
Denmark 382.6 2.6 78.5 8.9 Kazakhstan 502.2 3.1 2.5 t.
Ukraine 369.3 2.5 69.8 31.2 China 482.4 3.0 19.4
France 353.6 2.4 84.4 –9.2 Finland 438.2 2.7 29.7
Italy 346.9 2.4 82.2 24.3 Belarus 381.3 2.3 –15.6
Other 3 008.9 20.5 66.9 23.4 Other 2 973.6 18.3 15.2

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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 January–July 2017

CN sections, chapters Value, EUR million Share, % Share of goods of Lithuanian origin, % Change, against the respective period of 2016, %
Total 14 675.6 100.0 58.8 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 2 324.4 15.8 25.6 27.4
84 Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1 291.6 8.8 16.7 27.4
V Mineral products 2 145.5 14.6 84.7 23.6
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2 125.4 14.5 84.8 23.8
2710 Petroleum products 1 925.6 13.1 88.3 22.2
VI Products of the chemical or allied industries 1 501.7 10.2 43.3 4.4
31 Fertilisers 422.5 2.9 85.5 –3.0
XX Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1 186.7 8.1 84.7 13.1
94 Furniture and related articles, lamps and lighting fittings, prefabricated buildings 1 097.4 7.5 88.9 13.5
IV Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1 090.6 7.4 71.1 15.7
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 297.9 2.0 99.5 37.0
VII Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof 984.9 6.7 68.4 15.9
39 Plastics and articles thereof 915.7 6.2 72.8 16.1
XV Base metals and articles of base metal 843.3 5.7 50.1 28.1
73 Articles of iron or steel 358.1 2.4 62.1 15.9
XVII Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment 765.2 5.2 16.7 38.5
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 713.9 4.9 15.4 40.9
Other 3 833.3 26.3 66.6 9.2

 

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

CN sections, chapters Value, EUR million Share, % Change, against the respective period of 2016, %
Total 8 622.3 100.0 15.1
V Mineral products 1 817.7 21.1 33.9
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1 802.3 20.9 34.2
2710 Petroleum products 1 701.2 19.7 34.1
XX Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1 005.6 11.7 11.5
94 Furniture and related articles, lamps and lighting fittings, prefabricated buildings 975.5 11.3 12.8
IV Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 775.5 9.0 16.5
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 296.4 3.4 37.8
VII Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof 673.7 7.8 12.6
39 Plastics and articles thereof 666.3 7.7 12.7
I Live animals; animal products 663.3 7.7 26.4
04 Dairy produce; birds’ eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 290.6 3.4 50.5
VI Products of the chemical or allied industries 650.8 7.5 0.1
31 Fertilisers 361.4 4.2 –2.5
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 594.9 6.9 24.4
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers 378.6 4.4 26.8
Other 2 440.8 28.3 5.5

 

Table 6. Commodity structure of and changes in imports in January–July 2017

CN sections, chapters Value, EUR million Share, % Change, against the respective period of 2016, %
Total 16 260.7 100.0 16.4
V Mineral products 3 165.6 19.5 29.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3 024.4 18.6 31.2
2709 Crude petroleum 1 996.8 12.3 60.4
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 2 949.1 18.1 18.2
84 Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1 691.0 10.4 16.6
VI Products of the chemical or allied industries 1 936.8 11.9 10.9
30 Pharmaceutical products 590.8 3.6 5.1
XVII Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment 1 567.6 9.6 12.9
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1 524.1 9.4 19.4
XV Base metals and articles of base metal 1 042.0 6.4 24.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 345.3 2.1 23.4
VII Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof 908.1 5.6 15.4
39 Plastics and articles thereof 764.6 4.7 16.2
IV Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 814.2 5.0 5.6
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 220.4 1.4 18.6
Other 3 877.3 23.9 11.4

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
2016-07 1 824.3 −1.4 1 068.4 −4.8 58.6 2 019.3 −2.9 −195.0
2016-08 1 871.9 2.6 1 148.2 7.5 61.3 2 033.8 0.7 −162.0
2016-09 2 034.9 8.7 1 263.4 10.0 62.1 2 126.4 4.6 −91.5
2016-10 2 031.4 −0.2 1 222.2 −3.3 60.2 2 199.9 3.5 −168.5
2016-11 2 083.8 2.6 1 279.1 4.7 61.4 2 115.5 −3.8 −31.8
2016-12 2 024.0 −2.9 1 185.5 –7.3 58.6 2 259.7 6.8 −235.8
2017-01 1 870.0 −7.6 1 187.5 0.2 63.5 2 089.3 −7.5 −219.3
2017-02 1 999.6 6.9 1 205.5 1.5 60.3 2 220.2 6.3 −220.6
2017-03 2 252.6 12.7 1 311.7 8.8 58.2 2 457.0 10.7 −204.4
2017-04 1 979.6 −12.1 1 130.5 −13.8 57.1 2 318.7 −5.6 −339.1
2017-05 2 267.9 14.6 1 308.2 15.7 57.7 2 498.6 7.8 −230.8
2017-06 2 273.5 0.2 1 333.5 1.9 58.7 2 346.9 −6.1 −73.4
2017-07 2 032.4 −10.6 1 145.4 −14.1 56.4 2 329.9 −0.7 −297.6

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

A news release on foreign trade in August 2017 is due on 10 October 2017.

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