Foreign trade of Latvia in food products and fuel in January-June 2007

17.08.2007

Compared to January – June 2006, the value of agricultural and food product exports in January – June 2007 increased by 24.8% (at current prices) (share in the total exports12.8%), of which the exports of food products, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and tobacco products by 34.7%.

Exports of main food products in January – June 2007

Quantity

Thsd lats

Total

In %(+,-)over 2006 I-VI

Total

Rate ,in %

Agricultural and food products - total

X

X

244004

100

Milk, cream, other cultured products, t

58791

+9,4

19141

7,8

Cheese and curd, t

5590

+0,5

10453

4,3

Butter, t

1298

-5,3

2321

1,0

Fresh or frozen fish, t

25682

+22,6

11411

4,7

Prepared or preserved fish, t

27457

-23,7

22941

9,4

Vodka, thsd l alc. 100%

5991

+30,2

13391

5,5

Beer, thsd l

7522

+10,7

1956

0,8

Cigarettes, mln units

2573

3,8 times

17584

7,2

Different milk products were mainly exported from the EU countries– 79.1% values at current prices.

- milk, cream, other cultured products–82.1%(to Lithuania – 57.3%, Germany – 17.2%, Netherlands – 3.6%).

- Cheese and curd–70.7%(to Germany – 26.7%, Finland – 10.4%, Italy – 10.1%).

- butter–91.6%(to Germany – 65.0%, Netherlands – 13,6%, Lithuania – 6,6%).

70.7% of fresh and frozen fish were sent to the EU countries. The main partners were Estonia (18.1%), Lithuania (17.5%), and Denmark (7.1%). Moreover, 18.7%of fresh and frozen fish were exported to the Belarus.

45.8% of Prepared or preserved fish were exported to the EU (to Estonia –21.3%). The importance of CIS in the realization of theses products has decreased – the rate constitutes only 33.9% in comparison with42.2% in the first half of previous year, of which 17.3% were exported to the Russia.

The main partners of vodka export were the United States of America, constituting 35.2% of the total vodka export, no Cyprus – 25.1% and Canada–17.0%.

73.9% of beer were exported to the EU countries (to Lithuania– 57.5%,Estonia – 11.6%). Some part of the beer was exported also to the Russia – 23.1% of total beer export.

The cigarettes were mainly exported to the EU countries 96.1%(to Estonia 49.5%,Lithuania – 34.8%, Denmark – 9.5%).

Compared to January – June 2006, in January – June the imports value of agricultural and food products increased by 24.4% (at current prices) (rate in total imports 10.7%), of which the imports of food products, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and tobacco products by 37.9%.

Imports of main food products in January – June 2007

quantity

Thsd lats

Total

In %(+,-) over 2006 I-VI

Total

Rate ,in %

Agricultural and food products - total

X

X

394573

100

Meat of swine fresh, chilled or frozen, t

12873

-11,6

13187

3,3

Poultry chilled or frozen, t

13789

-16,3

9938

2,5

Fresh or frozen fish, t

13247

-17,3

13853

3,5

Milk, cream, other milk products, t

30740

-10,2

16693

4,2

Sugar, t

13735

+85,3

6322

1,6

Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa, t

4376

-22,8

9324

2,4

Non-alcoholic beverages containing added sugar matter, thsd l

36532

+36,1

10099

2,6

Wine of fresh grapes, thsd l

10247

-17,9

15814

4,0

Beer, thsd l

14920

+43,3

4002

1,0

Cigarettes, mln units

2644

2,8 times

20041

5,1

Most of the agricultural and food product value (at current prices) – 87,0%, were imported from the EU countries.

The meat of swine was mainly imported from Poland – 38.7%, Germany – 20.3%, Estonia – 18.4%, Hungary – 6.3%.

The poultry was imported from Lithuania – 29.9%, Netherlands – 25.5%, United Kingdom – 12.5%, Denmark – 9.1%.

Fresh and frozen fish were imported from Sweden – 39.0%, Lithuania – 13.9%, UK - 4.8%. Moreover, 15.5% of fresh and frozen fish were imported from Norway.

Milk, cream, other milk products were mainly imported from Lithuania – 31.6%, Estonia – 29.1%, Poland – 24.4%, Germany – 9.9%.

The sugar was mainly imported from Lithuania – 60.9%, Denmark – 16.1%, Poland – 13.1%, Estonia – 6.2%.

Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa were imported from Lithuania – 27.6%, Poland – 18.2%, Germany – 8.8%, Finland – 8.6%.

Non-alcoholic beverages containing added sugar matter were imported from Estonia – 41.5%, Poland – 11.1%, Lithuania – 10.8%, Austria – 9.5%.

Wine of fresh grapes was mainly imported from France – 33.5%, Germany – 23.4%, Italy – 13.1%, Spain – 7.0%.

Beer was mainly imported from Estonia – 36.5%, Lithuania – 21.0% and Czech Republic - 8.0%. Some amount of beer was imported also from Russia, what constituted 18.5% of total beer imports.

Cigarettes were mainly imported from Lithuania – 65.6%, Netherlands – 9.4%, Germany – 6.1%, Poland – 4.5%.

Compared to January – June 2007, the imports of food products in January – June 2007 generally increased slightly faster than exports, but in the trade with Estonia was observed opposite tendency – the imports of food products increased by 41.0%, but exports – by 59.0%. During the previously mentioned time period the imports of food products from Lithuania increased by 51.5%, but exports - by 43.5%. In January – June 2007 the rate of Lithuania and Estonia in the exports of food products was 22.0% and 22.2% respectively, but in the imports of food products – 22.7% and 9.0%.

Fuel imports in January - June 2007

Quantity

Thsd lats

Total

In %(+,-)over 2006 I-VI

Total

Rate , in %

Oil and oil products

X

X

267454

100

Diesel oil, t

433044

+10,0

138940

51,9

Motor spirit, thsd l

304243

-9,5

79591

29,8

Residual fuel, t

68327

-15,3

11183

4,2

The most of the diesel oil was imported from the Belarus42.3%, from Lithuania were imported39.6%, from Norway – 9.8%,from Russia – 7.4%, from Estonia – 0.8%, from Denmark – 0.1%.

The motor spirits were mostly imported from Lithuania– 84.1%,Norway10.8%, Belarus – 3.3%, and from Russia – 1.8%.

Most of the residual fuel was imported from Belarus – 45.4% and Russia – 29.3%, but from Estonia were imported no 20.5%.