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

20.11.2007

Compared to January – September 2006, the value of agricultural and food product exports in January – September 2007 increased by 27.4% (at current prices) (share in the total exports13.4%), of which the exports of food products, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and tobacco products by 28.4%.

Exports of main food products in January – September 2007

Quantity

Thsd lats

Total

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

Total

Rate, in %

Agriculture and food products- total

X

X

390713

100

Milk, cream, other cultured products, t

107119

+7,1

36177

9,3

Cheese and curd, t

10531

+15,7

20278

5,2

Butter, t

2365

-6,1

5103

1,3

Fresh or frozen fish, t

37051

+24,9

17043

4,4

Prepared or preserved fish, t

39120

-27,6

32034

8,2

Vodka, thsd l alc. 100%

8416

+22,2

18745

4,8

Beer, thsd l

11405

+2,1

2981

0,8

Cigarettes, mln units

4274

+3,7 times

27679

7,1

Different milk products (at current prices) were mainly exported from the EU countries– 85.0% values at current prices:

- milk, cream, other cultured products–86.6% (to Lithuania – 55.0%, Germany – 22.7%, Netherlands – 4.2%),

- Cheese and curd–79.6% (to Germany – 35.1%, Finland – 7.9%, Italy – 10.2%). Moreover 13.4% of cheese and curd were exported to Russia.

- butter – 94.4% (to Germany – 66.0%, Netherlands – 7.7%, Estonia – 5.5%).

71.4% of fresh and frozen fish were sent to the EU countries. The main partners were Estonia (20.5%), Lithuania (18.2%), and France (11.2%). Moreover, 19.2% of fresh and frozen fish were exported to the Belarus.

44.4% of prepared or preserved fish were exported to the EU (to Estonia –20.6%). 19.8% were exported to the Russia.

The main partners of vodka export were the United States of America, constituting 32.2% of the total vodka export, Cyprus – 26.8% and Canada–15.7%.

72.9% of beer were exported to the EU countries (to Lithuania– 57.7%, Estonia – 10.4%). Some part of the beer was exported also to the Russia – 24.2% of total beer export.

The cigarettes were mainly exported to the EU countries 96.1% (to Estonia 43.5%, Lithuania – 38.4%, Denmark – 10.3%).

Compared to January – September 2006, in January – September 2007 the imports value of agricultural and food products (at current prices) increased by 24.6% (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 34.9%.

Imports of main food products in January – September 2007

Quantity

Thsd lats

Total

In % (+,-) over I-IX2006

Total

Rate, in %

Agricultural and food products - total

X

X

609586

100,0

Meat of swine fresh, chilled or frozen, t

19898

-7,4

21085

3,5

Poultry chilled or frozen, t

20508

-16,3

15047

2,5

Fresh or frozen fish, t

21128

-0,4

22002

3,6

Milk, cream, other milk products, t

46226

-15,0

26512

4,3

Sugar, t

21903

+83,4

10174

1,7

Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa, t

6713

-16,6

14565

2,4

Non-alcoholic beverages containing added sugar matter, thsd l

59646

+28,6

17319

2,8

Wine of fresh grapes, thsd l

17215

-19,6

23411

3,8

Beer, thsd l

24401

+42,7

7057

1,2

Cigarettes, mln units

4646

+2,2 reizes

33236

5,5

Most of the agricultural and food product value (at current prices) – 87,8%, were imported from the EU countries. The meat of swine was mainly imported from Poland – 36.2%, Germany – 19.9%, Estonia – 19.7%, Hungary – 6.9%. The poultry was imported from Lithuania – 31.1%, Netherlands – 24.8%, United Kingdom – 11.7%, Denmark – 9.3%. Fresh and frozen fish were imported from Sweden – 39.8%, Lithuania – 16.3%, UK – 3.0%. Moreover, 15.0% of fresh and frozen fish were imported from Norway.

Milk, cream, other milk products were mainly imported from Lithuania – 34.0%, Estonia – 27.1%, Poland – 22.2%, Germany – 11.8%.

The sugar was mainly imported from Lithuania – 60.1%, Denmark – 16.3%, Poland – 12.9%, Estonia – 7.2%.

Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa were imported from Lithuania – 26.7%, Poland – 16.5%, Germany – 9.1%, Estonia – 10.3%.

Non-alcoholic beverages containing added sugar matter were imported from Estonia – 37.0%, Poland – 8.8%, Lithuania – 12.4%, Austria – 12.0%.

Wine of fresh grapes was mainly imported from France – 33.5%, Germany – 20.7%, Italy – 12.2%, Spain – 12.1%.

Beer was mainly imported from Estonia – 34.1%, Lithuania – 21.4% and Czech Republic – 7.6%. Some amount of beer was imported also from Russia, what constituted 19.7% of total beer imports.

Cigarettes were mainly imported from Lithuania – 67.5%, Netherlands – 5.7%, Germany – 5.2%, Poland – 4.5%. Moreover, 5.3% of cigarettes were imported from Turkey.

Compared to January – September 2006, the exports of food products in January – September 2007 generally increased slightly faster than imports, in the trade with Estonia the exports of food products increased by 31.2%, but imports – only by 17.7%. However, in the trade with Lithuania was observed opposite tendency – the imports of food products increased by 37.1%, but exports- by 31.1%. In January – September 2007 the rate of Lithuania and Estonia in the exports of food products was 24.3% and 16.1% respectively, but in the imports of food products – 21.9% and 9.2%.

Fuel imports in January - September 2007

Quantity

Thsd lats

Total

In % (+,-) over I-IX2006

Total

Ratio, in %

Oil and oil products

X

X

436930

100

Diesel oil, t

709667

+11,9

237208

54,3

Motor spirit, thsd l

488846

-9,0

133012

30,4

Residual fuel, t

100496

-17,5

17808

4,1

The most of the diesel oil was imported from the Belarus39.0%, from Lithuania were imported 44.9%, from Norway – 5.7%, from Russia – 9.8%, from Estonia – 0.5%, from Denmark – 0.1%.

The motor spirits were mostly imported from Lithuania– 86.9%, Norway9.9%, Belarus – 2.1%, and from Russia – 1.1%.

Most of the residual fuel was imported from Belarus – 37.9% and Russia – 31.3%, but from Estonia were imported 19.5%, from Kazakhstan- 7.9, from Denmark- 3.0%, from Germany- 0.2% and from Ukraine- 0.1%.

Prepared by the Foreign Trade Statistics Section
Tel. 67366604
Lilita Laganovska