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Russian trade with Bangladesh in 2015

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 2015: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Bangladesh

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Bangladesh totaled $1,447,692,802, up 61.47% ($551,119,359) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in 2015 totaled $869,030,841, up 271.03% ($634,810,998) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in 2015 were $578,661,961, down 12.64% ($83,691,639) from 2014.

Russia’s trade balance with Bangladesh went from a deficit of $428,133,757 in 2014, to a surplus of $290,368,880 in 2015.

Bangladesh was Russia’s 48th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 70th in 2014), accounting for 0.2751% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1145% in 2014).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 52nd largest export market in 2015 (up from 84th in 2014), accounting for 0.2529% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0471% in 2014).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 46th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 49th in 2014), accounting for 0.3168% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2316% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Bangladesh

The major share of Russian exports to Bangladesh in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.68% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (18.70% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.28% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (23.84% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.92% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (17.46% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.27% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (17.72% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.18% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (9.04% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.78% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (5.95% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $105,350,002;
  • 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 $46,455,127;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $24,398,204;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $18,130,738;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $12,662,329;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $12,071,004;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $6,777,651;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,018,923;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2,647,023.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $7,860,584;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $5,338,973;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $3,251,314.
Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,777,651 0.78 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 28,820 0.00 0
10 Cereals 145,781,007 16.78 40,431,005260.57
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 892,741 0.10 25,1913,443.89
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 72,626 0.01 3,323,940-97.82
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 580 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,336 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,659 0.00 7561,442.20
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 70,395 0.01 18,050290.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,822,462 0.32 4,643,272-39.21
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,957,740 0.46 9,296,713-57.43
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,001,701 0.12 390,750156.35
29 Organic chemicals 104,518 0.01 253,010-58.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 92,281 0.01 116,400-20.72
31 Fertilizers 52,333,496 6.02 40,262,49229.98
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,635 0.00 0
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 106 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 154,979 0.02 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 308 0.00 103199.03
39 Plastics and articles thereof 37,108 0.00 3,874857.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 720,797 0.08 483,36149.12
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 5,408,728 0.62 5,111,5025.81
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 172,634 0.02 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,134,644 0.13 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 59,025,738 6.79 40,895,00044.33
52 Cotton 769 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 2,979 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 16,105 0.00 5702,725.44
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,064 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 103,076 0.01 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 536,505 0.06 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 127 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 170 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 34,148 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 19,787,280 2.28 21,096,087-6.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,085,252 0.36 66,3294,551.44
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,687 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,647,502 0.30 479552,614.41
78 Lead and articles thereof 10 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 14 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 118 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,001,217 0.23 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 70,933 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 25,423,408 2.93 1,025,2042,379.84
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 91,875,327 10.57 45,420,200102.28
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,588,143 0.18 305,370420.07
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 33,564 0.00 7,894,148-99.57
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 13,863,887 1.60 1,201,5581,053.83
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 68 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 331,817 0.04 18,8341,661.80
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,089 0.00 2,233127.90
SS Classified 427,009,884 49.14 11 933 4123,478.27

Russia’s Imports from Bangladesh

The major share of Russian imports from Bangladesh in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 93.48% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (92.11% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.10% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (7.31% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $11,908,101.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $50,737,267;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $16,440,008;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $9,582,359;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $5,912,701;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $5,482,710;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $3,247,438;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $2,539,915.
Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6,210,937 1.07 22,650,945-72.58
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,148,175 0.89 11,060,876-53.46
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 156,400-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,065,419 0.18 3,605,334-70.45
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 7,484-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 9,255 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 22,837,283 3.95 10,929,182108.96
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 1,018-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 55,457 0.01 119,075-53.43
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 772 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9,738 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 171,494 0.03 293,108-41.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,007 0.00 5,698-47.23
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 759,952 0.13 998,311-23.88
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,242 0.00 43,858-92.61
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 14,657 0.00 1691,506.25
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 757-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 54,830 0.01 18,120202.59
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 18,948 0.00 52,539-63.94
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 722 0.00 2,443-70.45
52 Cotton 55,925 0.01 8056,847.20
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 18,656,500 3.22 18,094,7033.10
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 36-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,985,016 0.34 3,002,235-33.88
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 830,458 0.14 456,58281.89
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,250 0.00 1,70132.28
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 262,347,286 45.34 313,084,553-16.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 221,725,649 38.32 231,308,008-4.14
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 22,310,217 3.86 27,792,927-19.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12,459,460 2.15 15,706,898-20.68
65 Headgear and parts thereof 541,435 0.09 633,480-14.53
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 946 0.00 2,483-61.90
69 Ceramic products 130,838 0.02 480,534-72.77
70 Glass and glassware 1,603 0.00 1,819-11.87
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 105 0.00 107-1.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 318 0.00 117171.79
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 906-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 123 0.00 424-70.99
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8,988 0.00 153,121-94.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 31 0.00 284-89.08
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 4,909 0.00 3,71232.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 199,730 0.03 236,642-15.60
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 122,563 0.02 236,333-48.14
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 636-100.00
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 275,220 0.05 26,184951.10
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 635,272 0.11 1,175,553-45.96
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,231 0.00 7,653-57.78

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