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Russian trade with Turkmenistan 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 Turkmenistan in 2013: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Turkmenistan

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Turkmenistan totaled $1,569,316,522, up 12.55% ($174,984,927) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in 2013 totaled $1,429,899,571, up 18.12% ($219,335,241) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in 2013 were $139,416,951, down 24.13% ($44,350,314) from 2012.

Russia’s trade surplus with Turkmenistan in 2013 was $1,290,482,620, a 25.68% increase ($263,685,555) over 2012.

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 61st largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 62nd in 2012), accounting for 0.1863% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1656% in 2012).

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 46th largest export market in 2013 (up from 53rd in 2012), accounting for 0.2712% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2307% in 2012).

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 77th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 71st in 2012), accounting for 0.0443% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0579% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Turkmenistan

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 43.83% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (22.91% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 29.49% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (45.07% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.82% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (11.15% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.03% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (6.87% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.29% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (5.16% in 2012).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $384,314,240;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $86,038,071;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $15,887,046;
  • 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 $7,499,494;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $6,866,046;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $5,522,544;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $5,474,623;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $4,432,546.

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $208,729,282;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $27,992,177;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $27,215,511;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $12,353,752;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $8,369,040;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $5,671,756.
Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
01 Live animals 54,240 0.00 52,8842.56
02 Meat and edible meat offal 76 0.00 721-89.46
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,465,372 0.10 1,164,72225.81
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10,428,464 0.73 8,515,82722.46
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 319,859 0.02 106,016201.71
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 547,456 0.04 494,22110.77
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 75 0.00 40,727-99.82
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 281,716 0.02 168,88166.81
10 Cereals 19,220,947 1.34 27,589,987-30.33
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,006,334 0.35 4,348,01215.14
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 48,114 0.00 19,305149.23
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 32-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 14,928 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 25,417,118 1.78 21,443,25118.53
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 984,658 0.07 4,427,829-77.76
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,146,142 0.29 7,927,574-47.70
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 16,933,989 1.18 14,617,77615.85
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 11,749,768 0.82 12,299,372-4.47
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,312,012 0.16 2,324,612-0.54
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 15,749,600 1.10 13,671,21715.20
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 16,523,864 1.16 12,091,31836.66
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 391,299 0.03 387,1501.07
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8,862,674 0.62 3,340,130165.34
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,725,893 0.40 6,413,368-10.72
26 Ores, slag and ash 8,380 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,771,592 0.40 4,830,40819.48
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,403,278 0.17 983,430144.38
29 Organic chemicals 2,572,770 0.18 1,263,226103.67
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,716,608 0.68 11,309,652-14.09
31 Fertilizers 20,568,465 1.44 4,681,419339.36
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,681,568 0.19 2,522,1536.32
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9,763,813 0.68 7,745,20126.06
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 6,010,974 0.42 6,446,796-6.76
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 584,664 0.04 82,279610.59
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,066,522 0.14 1,152,45179.32
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,620 0.00 48,514-90.48
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,635,087 0.67 11,931,067-19.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,073,906 0.77 11,314,791-2.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 23,471,892 1.64 23,656,512-0.78
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 53,249 0.00 52410,062.02
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 103,934 0.01 199,386-47.87
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 272 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 62,813,919 4.39 55,947,87312.27
45 Cork and articles of cork 10 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 33-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,903,939 0.76 5,429,316100.83
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,889,879 0.13 1,072,78576.17
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 2,505 0.00 0
52 Cotton 1,356,457 0.09 1,683,900-19.45
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,186,205 0.08 187,755531.78
54 Man-made filaments 35,877 0.00 48,783-26.46
55 Man-made staple fibers 38,920 0.00 295,382-86.82
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 212,286 0.01 1,925,561-88.98
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 20,349 0.00 1,0441,849.14
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 675,424 0.05 1,900,655-64.46
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 122,629 0.01 37,741224.92
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 870,907 0.06 1,483,008-41.27
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 496,476 0.03 586,566-15.36
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 514,016 0.04 353,87745.25
65 Headgear and parts thereof 386,305 0.03 56,580582.76
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 26,178 0.00 16,65557.18
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,225,012 0.37 4,519,95215.60
69 Ceramic products 1,027,650 0.07 853,63520.39
70 Glass and glassware 7,571,210 0.53 5,389,19240.49
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 497,686 0.03 290,24671.47
72 Iron and steel 255,564,434 17.87 169,526,36350.75
73 Articles of iron or steel 157,401,675 11.01 366,130,957-57.01
74 Copper and articles thereof 407,310 0.03 68,542494.25
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,059 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,977,068 0.21 5,241,777-43.20
78 Lead and articles thereof 52,621 0.00 2,6291,901.56
79 Zinc and articles thereof 44,684 0.00 26816,573.13
80 Tin and articles thereof 24,197 0.00 3373,224.24
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 22,934 0.00 8392,633.49
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,047,584 0.21 3,013,1811.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,069,808 0.14 1,619,83127.78
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 90,490,217 6.33 102,843,969-12.01
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 49,900,079 3.49 42,400,58517.69
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 12,428,119 0.87 9,543,44830.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 54,517,839 3.81 81,733,350-33.30
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 403,662,492 28.23 19,348,2521,986.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15,760,760 1.10 21,432,516-26.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 140,177 0.01 125,72711.49
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 130 0.00 0
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 17,630,996 1.23 45,623,173-61.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 482,487 0.03 433,21111.37
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 701,314 0.05 685,0702.37
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 13,130-100.00
SS Classified 14,020,556 0.98 29 084 199-51.79

Russia’s Imports from Turkmenistan

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 56.60% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (55.44% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 38.27% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (29.12% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.13% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (5.62% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.56% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (9.25% in 2012).

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

  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $2,149,594;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $1,214,832;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $705,386;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $450,719.

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $22,716,208;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $16,222,207;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,678,076;
  • Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric (HS code 51) - a decrease of $2,231,982;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1,049,014;
  • 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) - a decrease of $1,007,273;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $909,403.
Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 40,460 0.03 58,755-31.14
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 265,000 0.19 614,030-56.84
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 196,007 0.14 237,158-17.35
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 9,199-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 34,607 0.02 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 782,818 0.56 17,005,025-95.40
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 632,675 0.45 899,829-29.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,336 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 78,272,546 56.14 100,988,754-22.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 180-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 1,770-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 5-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,999,026 1.43 4,231,008-52.75
52 Cotton 25,033,182 17.96 22,883,5889.39
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 175-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 249,245 0.18 1,158,648-78.49
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,836,893 1.32 2,049,547-10.38
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 42,145 0.03 51,852-18.72
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 92,303 0.07 284,125-67.51
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 223,463 0.16 499,744-55.28
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,175,719 2.28 2,868,53810.71
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 20,709,468 14.85 19,494,6366.23
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 83,512-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 75,389 0.05 10,263634.57
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,136-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,710,994 1.94 6,389,070-57.57
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 28,061 0.02 1,035,334-97.29
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 0 0.00 928-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,564,180 1.84 1,858,79437.95
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 1,049,014-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 451,434 0.32 71563,037.62
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 1,918-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 14-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia