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Foreign trade 
2011 02 09
PRESS RELEASE

FOREIGN TRADE OF LITHUANIA IN 2010  

Statistics Lithuania informs that, based on provisional data obtained from customs declarations and Intrastat reporting data, exports in 2010 amounted to LTL 54.3 billion, imports – LTL 60.9 billion. Foreign trade deficit of Lithuania amounted to LTL 6.6 billion, which is by 45.8 per cent more than in 2009. Data on trade with the EU countries were adjusted after VAT returns data had been received. 

Over a year (in 2010, against 2009), exports and imports increased by 33.2 and 34.5 per cent respectively. Mineral products excluded, exports and imports increased by 29.6 and 26.5 per cent respectively; exports of goods of Lithuanian origin increased by 29.5 per cent, mineral products excluded – by 23.2 per cent. An increase in exports was influenced by a 49.4 per cent increase in exports of petroleum products, 46.7 per cent – ground vehicles, 41 per cent – boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances. An increase in imports was influenced by a 50.2 per cent increase in imports of crude petroleum, 68.4 – ground vehicles, 42 per cent – electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof. 

In 2010, the most important partners in exports were Russia (15.6 per cent), Germany (9.8 per cent), Latvia (9.6 per cent) and Poland (7.7 per cent), in imports – Russia (32.6 per cent), Germany (10.9 per cent), Poland (8.8 per cent) and Latvia (6.3 per cent). 

In 2010, the largest share in exports fell within mineral products (23.6 per cent), machinery and mechanical appliances, electrical equipment (10.5 per cent), products of the chemical or allied industries (8.1 per cent), in imports – mineral products (33.3 per cent), machinery and mechanical appliances, electrical equipment (12.6 per cent), products of the chemical or allied industries (11 per cent). 

In December 2010, compared to December 2009, exports and imports grew by 45.4 and 54.9 per cent respectively. Mineral products excluded, exports and imports increased by 42.5 and 41.8 per cent respectively; exports of goods of Lithuanian origin increased by 35 per cent, mineral products excluded – 27.4 per cent. An increase in exports was influenced by a 58.3 per cent increase in exports of petroleum products, 64.5 per cent – boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances, 82.1 per cent – fertilisers. An increase in imports was influenced by an 87.6 per cent increase in imports of crude petroleum, 74.4 per cent – ground vehicles. 

Over a month (December 2010, against November), exports increased by 1.2 per cent, while imports decreased by 1.5 per cent. Mineral products excluded, exports and imports decreased by 2.9 and 1.6 per cent respectively; exports of goods of Lithuanian origin decreased by 1.5 per cent, mineral products excluded – by 9.6 per cent. An increase in exports was influenced by a 17.3 per cent increase in exports of petroleum products. A decrease in imports was determined by a 5.5 per cent decrease in imports of ground vehicles, 35.8 per cent – fertilisers. 

Table 1. Foreign trade balance
LTL million

 

Exports

Imports

Balance

2010 

54264.3

60942.7

-6678.4

January**

3108.5

3552.1

-443.6

February**

3583.1

3938.6

-355.5

March**

3856.2

4531.1

-674.9

I quarter**

10547.8

12021.8

-1474.0

April**

4164.8

4969.6

-804.8

May**

4320.1

4634.2

-314.1

June**

4655.0

5068.2

-413.2

II quarter**

13139.9

14672.0

-1532.1

July**

4530.5

5522.3

-991.8

August**

4934.6

5268.1

-333.5

September**

4970.3

5724.5

-754.2

III quarter**

14435.4

16514.9

-2079.5

October**

5367.5

5748.3

-380.8

November**

5353.6

6037.5

-683.9

December

5420.1

5948.2

-528.1

IV quarter

16141.2

17734.0

-1592.8

 

 

 

 

2009

40732.0

45311.0

-4579.0

I quarter

9490.8

10543.9

-1053.1

II quarter

9543.6

10838.3

-1294.7

III quarter

10611.8

11934.9

-1323.1

December

3726.7

3840.4

-113.7

IV quarter

11085.8

11993.9

-908.1

** Revised data.
◘ Provisional data. 
Table 2. Structure of and changes in foreign trade by BEC

BEC

2010

exports

imports

against 2009, growth, drop (-), %

LTL million

%

LTL million

%

exports

imports

Total

54264.3

100.0

60942.7

100.0

33.2

34.5

Capital goods

5317.1

9.8

6476.6

10.6

45.5

40.9

Intermediate goods

27374.2

50.4

39086.1

64.1

35.8

41.8

Consumption goods

15029.0

27.7

13167.8

21.6

23.4

13.9

Motor spirit

4675.1

8.6

117.1

0.2

42.2

7.7 t.

Passenger motor cars

1723.2

3.2

2073.2

3.4

29.3

37.8

Other

145.7

0.3

21.9

0.0

-

-

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

Exports

2010

Imports

2010

LTL million

%

against 2009, growth, drop (-), %

LTL million

%

against 2009, growth, drop (-), %

Total

54264.3

100.0

33.2

Total

60942.7

100.0

34.5

EU

33146.7

61.1

26.6

EU

34482.2

56.6

28.8

CIS1

14598.2

26.9

52.9

CIS1

21760.3

35.7

46.1

EFTA2

1653.5

3.0

32.0

EFTA2

398.7

0.7

-2.8

Russia

8457.4

15.6

56.8

Russia

19878.1

32.6

46.8

Germany

5325.4

9.8

35.0

Germany

6667.9

10.9

29.9

Latvia

5187.4

9.6

26.6

Poland

5386.6

8.8

19.2

Poland

4174.6

7.7

42.6

Latvia

3814.6

6.3

31.3

Netherlands

2997.7

5.5

45.0

Netherlands

2682.3

4.4

46.1

Belarus

2840.7

5.2

47.7

Italy

1991.4

3.3

14.7

Estonia

2739.0

5.0

-4.3

Sweden

1989.6

3.3

62.2

United Kingdom

2661.2

4.9

48.8

Belgium

1973.0

3.2

46.6

Ukraine

1954.1

3.6

60.0

Estonia

1741.0

2.9

46.5

Sweden

1931.6

3.6

31.1

France

1571.0

2.6

39.0

France

1794.4

3.3

37.5

China

1486.2

2.4

32.4

Denmark

1625.0

3.0

4.7

Finland

1080.8

1.8

27.5

Other

12575.8

23.2

-

Other

10680.2

17.5

-

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, chapters

2010

LTL million

%

against 2009, growth, drop (-), %

 

Total

54264.3

100.0

33.2

I–IV

Agricultural products and foodstuffs

9802.0

18.1

22.8

04

 

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

1444.8

2.7

25.0

08

 

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

989.3

1.8

46.1

V

Mineral products

12821.2

23.6

46.6

27

 

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

12721.7

23.4

46.6

VI

Products of the chemical or allied industries

4377.0

8.1

18.5

31

 

Fertilisers

2052.6

3.8

13.1

VII

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

3662.7

6.7

33.1

39

 

Plastics and articles thereof

3449.2

6.4

32.2

XI

Textiles and textile articles

3224.1

5.9

22.8

62

 

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

965.0

1.8

18.5

XV

Base metals and articles of base metal

2430.6

4.5

33.8

73

 

Articles of iron or steel

1003.8

1.8

15.9

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

5721.4

10.5

40.3

84

 

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

3186.4

5.9

41.0

XVII

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

4194.0

7.7

41.9

87

 

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

3500.3

6.5

46.7

XX

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

3149.0

5.8

21.0

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

2878.1

5.3

19.7

 

Other

4882.3

9.1

-

Table 5. Commodity structure of and changes in imports


CN sections, chapters

2010

LTL million

%

against 2009, growth, drop (-), %

 

Total

60942.7

100.0

34.5

I–IV

Agricultural products and foodstuffs

7935.2

13.0

19.3

03

 

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

825.0

1.4

28.7

08

 

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

1199.1

2.0

35.3

V

Mineral products

20268.5

33.3

54.0

27

 

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

19518.2

32.0

55.8

VI

Products of the chemical or allied industries

6688.8

11.0

20.1

29

 

Organic chemicals

1969.9

3.2

39.7

VII

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

2718.7

4.5

32.1

39

 

Plastics and articles thereof

2254.3

3.7

29.2

XI

Textiles and textile articles

2733.4

4.5

19.6

61

 

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted orcrocheted

546.3

0.9

3.4

XV

Base metals and articles of base metal

3003.6

4.9

32.1

72

 

Iron and steel

1110.4

1.8

41.7

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

7649.3

12.6

27.5

84

 

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

4123.2

6.8

17.3

XVII

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

4793.6

7.9

62.3

87

 

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

4383.8

7.2

68.4

 

Other

5151.6

8.3

-

Table 6. Changes in imports and exports 


Period

Exports

Exports of goods of Lithuanian origin

Imports

Balance

LTL million

against the previous month, growth, drop (-), %

LTL million

against the previous month, growth, drop (-), %

LTL million

against the previous month, growth, drop (-), %

LTL million

2009-12

3726.7

2.9

2544.3

3.0

3840.4

-4.1

-113.7

2010-01

3108.5

-16.6

2310.1

-9.2

3552.1

-7.5

-443.6

2010-02

3583.1

15.3

2550.6

10.4

3938.6

10.9

-355.5

2010-03

3856.2

7.6

2540.3

-0.4

4531.1

15.0

-674.9

2010-04

4164.8

8.0

2858.9

12.5

4969.6

9.7

-804.8

2010-05

4320.1

3.7

2951.7

3.2

4634.2

-6.7

-314.1

2010-06

4655.0

7.8

3243.7

9.9

5068.2

9.4

-413.2

2010-07

4530.5

-2.7

3071.7

-5.3

5522.3

9.0

-991.8

2010-08

4934.6

8.9

3334.6

8.6

5268.1

-4.6

-333.5

2010-09

4970.3

0.7

3351.7

0.5

5724.5

8.7

-754.2

2010-10

5367.5

8.0

3522.2

5.1

5748.3

0.4

-380.8

2010-11

5353.6

-0.3

3485.6

-1.0

6037.5

5.0

-683.8

2010-12

5420.1

1.2

3433.7

-1.5

5948.2

-1.5

-528.1

Note. Due to rounding, the sum of lines or columns in some tables may disagree with the “Total”. 
A press release on foreign trade in January 2011 is due on 10 March 2011.

 

Deputy Director General, Deputising for the Director General

Jonas Markelevičius

Contact: Irena Jocienė
Head, Foreign Trade Statistics
Tel. (+370 5) 236 4963
Email irena.jociene@stat.gov.lt 

Category : Statistics Lithuania



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