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Russian trade with Tajikistan 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 Tajikistan in 2015: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Tajikistan

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Tajikistan was $814,721,000, down 12.23% ($113,540,585) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Tajikistan in 2015 were $762,548,991, down 14.41% ($128,433,832) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Tajikistan in 2015 totaled $52,172,009, up 39.95% ($14,893,247) from 2014.

Russia’s trade surplus with Tajikistan in 2015 was $710,376,982, a 16.79% decrease ($143,327,079) over 2014.

Tajikistan was Russia’s 68th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 69th in 2014), accounting for 0.1548% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1186% in 2014).

Tajikistan was Russia’s 56th largest export market in 2015 (up from 61st in 2014), accounting for 0.2219% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1793% in 2014).

Tajikistan was Russia’s 91st largest supplier in 2015 (up from 97th in 2014), accounting for 0.0286% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0130% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Tajikistan

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 42.71% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (43.68% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.13% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (15.96% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.28% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (10.75% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.63% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (5.93% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.09% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (14.77% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.75% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (5.28% in 2014).

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

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $23,764,621;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $5,665,580;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $4,545,137;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $4,353,352.

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $63,456,661;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $62,706,994;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $8,105,433;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $7,267,112;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $4,508,723;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $3,883,420;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $3,078,532;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,024,761;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $2,889,846;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $2,499,042.
Russia’s exports to Tajikistan in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 323,535 0.04 562,743-42.51
02 Meat and edible meat offal 840,380 0.11 41,2991,934.87
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,165,403 0.15 1,130,0613.13
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,940,043 0.78 9,823,463-39.53
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 14,525 0.00 15,115-3.90
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 407,894 0.05 7,7965,132.09
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 936,972 0.12 1,466,898-36.13
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 502,257 0.07 853,452-41.15
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 152,900 0.02 310,385-50.74
10 Cereals 7,071,380 0.93 7,484,534-5.52
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 9,240,484 1.21 4,695,34796.80
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 56,912 0.01 27,370107.94
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 140,581 0.02 100,23240.26
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 35,837,183 4.70 36,793,911-2.60
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 978,876 0.13 1,085,869-9.85
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,681,725 0.61 9,190,448-49.06
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 16,074,495 2.11 19,153,027-16.07
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 20,935,796 2.75 23,825,642-12.13
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,140,682 0.41 3,796,637-17.28
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,202,899 0.81 6,881,309-9.86
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,467,874 0.98 8,329,541-10.34
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,635,652 0.61 282,3001,542.10
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,881,772 0.51 6,380,814-39.16
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 201,473 0.03 104,19793.36
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 127,760-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 325,477,456 42.68 388,934,117-16.32
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 26,685,889 3.50 2,921,268813.50
29 Organic chemicals 384,562 0.05 721,120-46.67
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,339,275 0.70 4,994,8956.89
31 Fertilizers 7,669,974 1.01 6,447,14718.97
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,605,786 0.47 4,667,234-22.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,891,068 0.64 4,900,095-0.18
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 8,681,607 1.14 8,746,424-0.74
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 210,407 0.03 256,881-18.09
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,841,575 0.24 2,506,785-26.54
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,820 0.00 24,484-84.40
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,184,473 0.55 5,532,303-24.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,506,267 0.59 3,846,31617.16
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,400,395 0.71 7,227,524-25.28
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 366 0.00 557-34.29
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 89,337 0.01 75,37518.52
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 22,010 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 60,751,295 7.97 123,458,289-50.79
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 986 0.00 402,365.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 383,054 0.05 638,979-40.05
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,389,176 0.97 6,561,18912.62
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 794,714 0.10 951,385-16.47
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 24,558 0.00 13,22085.76
52 Cotton 3 0.00 15-80.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 390 0.00 53,626-99.27
54 Man-made filaments 66,529 0.01 41,28961.13
55 Man-made staple fibers 32,528 0.00 3529,140.91
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,069,952 0.14 689,58455.16
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 25,235 0.00 22,43212.50
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,737 0.00 894206.15
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 352,897 0.05 174,337102.42
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 666,306 0.09 177,910274.52
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 679,250 0.09 125,706440.35
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 292,796 0.04 271,6847.77
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 503,139 0.07 371,97235.26
65 Headgear and parts thereof 162,094 0.02 9,4291,619.10
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 39 0.00 8,346-99.53
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 118 0.00 1,206-90.22
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12,451,028 1.63 20,556,461-39.43
69 Ceramic products 3,423,751 0.45 2,605,23831.42
70 Glass and glassware 3,577,825 0.47 5,321,250-32.76
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 46,736 0.01 170,971-72.66
72 Iron and steel 85,988,437 11.28 80,322,8577.05
73 Articles of iron or steel 12,890,574 1.69 13,299,960-3.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 135,245 0.02 5,2522,475.11
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 57-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 620,390 0.08 949,055-34.63
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,109 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 41 0.00 613-93.31
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 30,596 0.00 35,030-12.66
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 180,258 0.02 338,394-46.73
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,455,493 0.19 862,44968.76
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,958,662 1.31 12,983,423-23.30
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 19,133,018 2.51 20,716,907-7.65
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 208,320 0.03 260,655-20.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,412,862 0.45 10,679,974-68.04
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 21,697 0.00 8,498155.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,462,047 0.45 2,364,76346.40
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,935 0.00 17,901-83.60
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 774 0.00 98,500.00
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 2,195,478 0.29 1,533,73343.15
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 23,236 0.00 17,77930.69
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 134,693 0.02 65,156106.72
SS Classified 170,028 0.02 21 879677.13

Russia’s Imports from Tajikistan

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 63.21% of Russia’s total imports from Tajikistan (69.53% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 16.83% of Russia’s total imports from Tajikistan (22.29% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.21% of Russia’s total imports from Tajikistan (2.10% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.62% of Russia’s total imports from Tajikistan (4.82% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.00% of Russia’s total imports from Tajikistan (0.12% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.58% of Russia’s total imports from Tajikistan (1.12% in 2014).

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

  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $8,367,242;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,942,416;
  • 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 $1,707,742;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,466,497;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $602,716;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $493,091;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $433,621;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $264,274;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $174,556.

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $976,923.
Russia’s imports from Tajikistan in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 316,056 0.61 395,360-20.06
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,533,136 2.94 930,42064.78
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 3-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 53,822 0.10 8826,002.27
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 6,580 0.01 7,680-14.32
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 185,439 0.36 10,8831,603.93
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 313,818 0.60 450,353-30.32
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 40,790 0.08 0
26 Ores, slag and ash 8,741,343 16.75 8,307,7225.22
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 4,300-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 264,274 0.51 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,726 0.01 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 21,978 0.04 62,135-64.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 281,263 0.54 356,051-21.00
52 Cotton 31,746,747 60.85 23,379,50535.79
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 75,049-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 40,719-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 179,041 0.34 151,13118.47
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 58,348 0.11 123,965-52.93
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 945,904 1.81 1,922,827-50.81
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 187 0.00 105,819-99.82
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 47,027 0.09 121,985-61.45
65 Headgear and parts thereof 58 0.00 153-62.09
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,909 0.00 1018,990.00
70 Glass and glassware 40 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,504,385 2.88 37,8883,870.61
74 Copper and articles thereof 22 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 14,752 0.03 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 46,724 0.09 8,198469.94
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 247-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,089,236 5.92 146,8202,004.10
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 1,712,878 3.28 5,13633,250.43
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 4,871 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 403,379 0.77 488,381-17.40
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 636,765 1.22 143,674343.20
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 18,511 0.04 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 466-100.00
SS Classified 0 0.00 1 000-100.00

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia