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Russian trade with Turkmenistan in 2014

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 2014: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Turkmenistan

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Turkmenistan was $1,246,966,728, down 20.54% ($322,349,794) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in 2014 were $1,156,045,155, down 19.15% ($273,854,416) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in 2014 were $90,921,573, down 34.78% ($48,495,378) from 2013.

Russia’s trade surplus with Turkmenistan in 2014 was $1,065,123,582, a 17.46% decrease ($225,359,038) over 2013.

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 63rd largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 61st in 2013), accounting for 0.1593% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1863% in 2013).

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 52nd largest export market in 2014 (down from 46th in 2013), accounting for 0.2326% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2712% in 2013).

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 84th largest supplier in 2014 (down from 77th in 2013), accounting for 0.0318% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0443% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to Turkmenistan

The major share of Russian exports to Turkmenistan in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 33.70% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (43.83% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 32.56% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (29.49% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.73% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (9.82% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.64% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (7.03% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.95% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (5.29% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.10% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (0.80% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $13,275,961;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $9,342,619;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $7,295,559;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $5,209,331;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $4,859,323;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $4,848,619.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $211,510,954;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $43,521,496;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $17,608,687;
  • 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 $17,153,453;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $14,731,623;
  • 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 $14,652,473;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $11,870,894;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $4,106,193.
Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 27,120 0.00 54,240-50.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 76-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,553,270 0.13 1,465,3726.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10,110,558 0.87 10,428,464-3.05
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 278,770 0.02 319,859-12.85
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 726,824 0.06 547,45632.76
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 60,753 0.01 7580,904.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 526,431 0.05 281,71686.87
10 Cereals 22,633,409 1.96 19,220,94717.75
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,318,755 0.55 5,006,33426.22
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 848,800 0.07 48,1141,664.14
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 31,955 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 14,928-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 34,759,737 3.01 25,417,11836.76
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,544,520 0.13 984,65856.86
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,187,479 0.36 4,146,1421.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 17,521,534 1.52 16,933,9893.47
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 16,609,091 1.44 11,749,76841.36
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,888,039 0.42 2,312,012111.42
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 15,215,826 1.32 15,749,600-3.39
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 21,733,195 1.88 16,523,86431.53
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 404,431 0.03 391,2993.36
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 10,357,431 0.90 8,862,67416.87
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,056,937 0.44 5,725,893-11.68
26 Ores, slag and ash 76,760 0.01 8,380815.99
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7,537,102 0.65 5,771,59230.59
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,561,768 0.39 2,403,27889.81
29 Organic chemicals 2,016,564 0.17 2,572,770-21.62
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,666,500 0.66 9,716,608-21.10
31 Fertilizers 2,959,778 0.26 20,568,465-85.61
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,467,457 0.21 2,681,568-7.98
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9,938,511 0.86 9,763,8131.79
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 8,496,485 0.73 6,010,97441.35
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 391,317 0.03 584,664-33.07
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3,358,686 0.29 2,066,52262.53
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 47,035 0.00 4,620918.07
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 16,930,646 1.46 9,635,08775.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,131,067 0.70 11,073,906-26.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 21,378,607 1.85 23,471,892-8.92
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 53,249-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 95,571 0.01 103,934-8.05
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 272-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 64,917,996 5.62 62,813,9193.35
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 10-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 480,714 0.04 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,625,675 1.09 10,903,93915.79
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,267,720 0.20 1,889,87919.99
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 2,911 0.00 2,50516.21
52 Cotton 212,420 0.02 1,356,457-84.34
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 510,680 0.04 1,186,205-56.95
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 35,877-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 55,349 0.00 38,92042.21
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 100,860 0.01 212,286-52.49
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 5,053 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 278 0.00 20,349-98.63
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,145,446 0.10 675,42469.59
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 239,671 0.02 122,62995.44
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 815,979 0.07 870,907-6.31
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,522,570 0.13 496,476206.68
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 176,418 0.02 514,016-65.68
65 Headgear and parts thereof 68,631 0.01 386,305-82.23
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,824 0.00 26,178-93.03
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,811 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,497,992 0.48 5,225,0125.22
69 Ceramic products 861,889 0.07 1,027,650-16.13
70 Glass and glassware 4,554,961 0.39 7,571,210-39.84
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 742,353 0.06 497,68649.16
72 Iron and steel 212,042,938 18.34 255,564,434-17.03
73 Articles of iron or steel 153,295,482 13.26 157,401,675-2.61
74 Copper and articles thereof 574,613 0.05 407,31041.08
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,059-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,105,026 0.44 2,977,06871.48
78 Lead and articles thereof 17,180 0.00 52,621-67.35
79 Zinc and articles thereof 567 0.00 44,684-98.73
80 Tin and articles thereof 371,235 0.03 24,1971,434.22
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 252 0.00 22,934-98.90
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,022,713 0.17 3,047,584-33.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,987,796 0.26 2,069,80844.35
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 78,619,323 6.80 90,490,217-13.12
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 32,746,626 2.83 49,900,079-34.38
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 17,276,738 1.49 12,428,11939.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 39,786,216 3.44 54,517,839-27.02
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 192,151,538 16.62 403,662,492-52.40
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 29,036,721 2.51 15,760,76084.23
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 162,642 0.01 140,17716.03
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 948 0.00 130629.23
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 2,978,523 0.26 17,630,996-83.11
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 54,887 0.00 482,487-88.62
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 232,923 0.02 701,314-66.79
SS Classified 18,322,348 1.58 14 020 55630.68

Russia’s Imports from Turkmenistan

The major share of Russian imports from Turkmenistan in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 49.69% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (38.27% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 41.57% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (56.60% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.81% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (4.13% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,340,413;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $487,196;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - an increase of $361,009;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $323,939.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $40,733,541;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $3,524,373;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2,564,180;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $2,364,240;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1,229,376;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - a decrease of $1,071,989;
  • Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric (HS code 51) - a decrease of $539,688;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $447,959;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $385,665;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $348,690.
Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 5,000 0.01 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 167,105 0.18 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 40,460-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 183,722 0.20 265,000-30.67
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 44,574 0.05 196,007-77.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 99,200 0.11 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,000 0.01 34,607-65.32
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 434,128 0.48 782,818-44.54
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 247,010 0.27 632,675-60.96
29 Organic chemicals 46 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 263 0.00 1,336-80.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,711 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 37,539,005 41.29 78,272,546-52.04
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,523 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 131 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 17 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 36 0.00 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,459,338 1.61 1,999,026-27.00
52 Cotton 21,508,809 23.66 25,033,182-14.08
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 98,327 0.11 249,245-60.55
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 764,904 0.84 1,836,893-58.36
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 52,689 0.06 42,14525.02
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 453,312 0.50 92,303391.11
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 547,402 0.60 223,463144.96
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,946,343 2.14 3,175,719-38.71
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 18,345,228 20.18 20,709,468-11.42
65 Headgear and parts thereof 51 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 75,373 0.08 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 562,585 0.62 75,389646.24
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 43 0.00 0
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,110 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 75,920 0.08 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,051,407 6.66 2,710,994123.22
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 123,533 0.14 28,061340.23
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 13,297 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 2,564,180-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,475 0.00 451,434-99.23
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 78,645 0.09 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 39 0.00 0
SS Classified 20,267 0.02 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia