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Russian trade with Bangladesh in 2013

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Bangladesh in 2013: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Bangladesh

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Bangladesh totaled $847,735,716, up 13.16% ($98,577,613) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in 2013 were $256,334,132, down 20.80% ($67,311,174) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in 2013 totaled $591,401,584, up 38.99% ($165,888,787) from 2012.

Russia’s trade deficit with Bangladesh in 2013 was $335,067,452, a 228.92% increase ($233,199,961) over 2012.

Bangladesh was Russia’s 72nd largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 71st in 2012), accounting for 0.1007% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0890% in 2012).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 81st largest export market in 2013 (down from 72nd in 2012), accounting for 0.0486% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0617% in 2012).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 55th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 58th in 2012), accounting for 0.1878% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1341% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Bangladesh

The major share of Russian exports to Bangladesh in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 25.68% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (17.10% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.60% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (0.36% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.53% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (49.98% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.74% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (17.10% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.64% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (0.54% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $57,689,458;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $10,896,817;
  • 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 (HS code 85) - an increase of $5,169,454;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $3,426,555;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,208,888;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $1,706,648;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1,604,592.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $107,007,985;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $12,647,833;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,805,836;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1,063,562.
Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
10 Cereals 57,689,458 22.51 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 95,060 0.04 1,158,622-91.80
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 149,131 0.06 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 856 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,974,416 1.16 1,369,824117.14
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,805,556 1.48 379,001904.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 210,395 0.08 33,496528.12
29 Organic chemicals 33,612 0.01 122,822-72.63
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 4,800-100.00
31 Fertilizers 54,382,585 21.22 161,390,570-66.30
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 549-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 13,729 0.01 35,832-61.69
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,597 0.00 143,032-98.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 550,848 0.21 42,2341,204.28
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,716,282 0.67 9,63417,714.84
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 390,247 0.15 976,682-60.04
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 499,159 0.19 273,30682.64
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 967 0.00 41,889-97.69
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6,009 0.00 5381,016.91
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,488 0.00 571510.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 212-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 92,598 0.04 6,5281,318.47
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 966-100.00
72 Iron and steel 65,751,715 25.65 54,854,89819.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 78,019 0.03 219,771-64.50
74 Copper and articles thereof 595 0.00 12,987-95.42
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 423 0.00 240,124-99.82
80 Tin and articles thereof 11 0.00 683.33
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,745 0.00 2,536126.54
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 274 0.00 504-45.63
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,815,242 1.10 3,062,126-8.06
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 5,766,999 2.25 597,545865.12
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 36,920,106 14.40 38,725,942-4.66
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 12,647,833-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,525,257 0.99 316,369698.20
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 0 0.00 12,693-100.00
SS Classified 19,853,753 7.75 46 960 864-57.72

Russia’s Imports from Bangladesh

The major share of Russian imports from Bangladesh in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 91.82% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (94.09% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.95% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (5.57% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $76,176,515;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $59,586,453;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $14,982,877;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $5,425,283;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $5,342,800;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $4,678,030;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $2,662,246.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - a decrease of $2,436,695.
Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 29,694,498 5.02 14,711,621101.84
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 704,387 0.12 350,652100.88
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,000 0.00 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 5,349,835 0.90 2,687,58999.06
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 39,320-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 11,249,767 1.90 5,906,96790.45
30 Pharmaceutical products 228,371 0.04 488,591-53.26
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 0 0.00 10,035-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 19,984-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 97,463 0.02 83,92316.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 912 0.00 9060.66
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 12,667 0.00 46,568-72.80
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 345,253 0.06 261,65331.95
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 357-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 13,018 0.00 21,274-38.81
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,316 0.00 92,416-98.58
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,214 0.00 114964.91
52 Cotton 2,686 0.00 475,398-99.43
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 22,121,041 3.74 24,557,736-9.92
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 6,760-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 197,112-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,966,321 0.33 2,081,441-5.53
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 226,146 0.04 315,311-28.28
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,072 0.00 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 16,159 0.00 56,696-71.50
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 283,320,148 47.91 207,143,63336.77
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 207,557,230 35.10 147,970,77740.27
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 18,062,616 3.05 12,637,33342.93
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9,215,726 1.56 4,537,696103.09
65 Headgear and parts thereof 529,681 0.09 365,73744.83
69 Ceramic products 265,556 0.04 234,30913.34
70 Glass and glassware 169 0.00 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,764 0.00 10,466-83.15
73 Articles of iron or steel 684 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 95,031 0.02 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 30-100.00
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 260 0.00 449-42.09
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 606 0.00 16,786-96.39
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 264,517 0.04 164,16261.13
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 38,543 0.01 18,905103.88
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9,512 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,415 0.00 902,583.33
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia