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

Russia’s Trade with Turkmenistan

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Turkmenistan was $987,118,802, down 20.84% ($259,847,926) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in 2015 were $913,642,074, down 20.97% ($242,403,081) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in 2015 were $73,476,728, down 19.19% ($17,444,845) from 2014.

Russia’s trade surplus with Turkmenistan in 2015 was $840,165,346, a 21.12% decrease ($224,958,236) over 2014.

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 61st largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 63rd in 2014), accounting for 0.1876% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1593% in 2014).

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 51st largest export market in 2015 (up from 52nd in 2014), accounting for 0.2659% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2326% in 2014).

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 85th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 84th in 2014), accounting for 0.0402% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0318% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Turkmenistan

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 36.49% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (32.56% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 20.85% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (33.70% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.84% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (14.73% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.80% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (7.64% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.89% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (6.95% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.97% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (1.10% in 2014).

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $53,101,337;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $4,981,276;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $3,510,228.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $190,695,244;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $33,696,497;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $27,160,315;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $19,693,190;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $17,366,598;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $12,428,013;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $11,609,191;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $8,400,536;
  • 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) - a decrease of $6,278,302;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $5,584,815;
  • 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 $4,227,579;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $3,847,576;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $3,465,966;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $3,402,007;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $3,192,140;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $2,751,172.
Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 59,600 0.01 27,120119.76
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 854,276 0.09 1,553,270-45.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,774,774 0.85 10,110,558-23.10
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 352,760 0.04 278,77026.54
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 471,293 0.05 726,824-35.16
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 60,753-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 509,412 0.06 526,431-3.23
10 Cereals 20,164,496 2.21 22,633,409-10.91
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 11,300,031 1.24 6,318,75578.83
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 971,939 0.11 848,80014.51
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 22,530 0.00 31,955-29.49
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 30,912,161 3.38 34,759,737-11.07
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 781,686 0.09 1,544,520-49.39
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,524,703 0.60 4,187,47931.93
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 14,770,362 1.62 17,521,534-15.70
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 18,185,596 1.99 16,609,0919.49
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,214,287 0.46 4,888,039-13.78
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,023,686 1.32 15,215,826-20.98
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 13,332,659 1.46 21,733,195-38.65
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 263,506 0.03 404,431-34.85
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 11,366,259 1.24 10,357,4319.74
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,636,833 0.40 5,056,937-28.08
26 Ores, slag and ash 40,960 0.00 76,760-46.64
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,167,182 0.57 7,537,102-31.44
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,508,807 0.27 4,561,768-45.00
29 Organic chemicals 999,104 0.11 2,016,564-50.46
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,701,445 1.06 7,666,50026.54
31 Fertilizers 1,902,283 0.21 2,959,778-35.73
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,979,973 0.33 2,467,45720.77
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,121,000 0.89 9,938,511-18.29
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 8,227,488 0.90 8,496,485-3.17
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 357,247 0.04 391,317-8.71
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 6,868,914 0.75 3,358,686104.51
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 9,039 0.00 47,035-80.78
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 14,290,505 1.56 16,930,646-15.59
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,533,914 0.61 8,131,067-31.94
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,769,416 1.07 21,378,607-54.30
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 63,860 0.01 95,571-33.18
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 45,224,806 4.95 64,917,996-30.34
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 130,700 0.01 480,714-72.81
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,040,860 0.77 12,625,675-44.23
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,411,337 0.15 2,267,720-37.76
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 211 0.00 2,911-92.75
52 Cotton 107,679 0.01 212,420-49.31
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 711,513 0.08 510,68039.33
55 Man-made staple fibers 88,279 0.01 55,34959.50
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,799,786 0.20 100,8601,684.44
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 179 0.00 5,053-96.46
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,894 0.00 278941.01
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 722,869 0.08 1,145,446-36.89
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,860 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 158,387 0.02 239,671-33.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 571,054 0.06 815,979-30.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 680,573 0.07 1,522,570-55.30
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 203,796 0.02 176,41815.52
65 Headgear and parts thereof 195,689 0.02 68,631185.13
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5,015 0.00 1,824174.95
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 1,811-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,032,026 0.22 5,497,992-63.04
69 Ceramic products 1,430,796 0.16 861,88966.01
70 Glass and glassware 5,767,004 0.63 4,554,96126.61
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 518,609 0.06 742,353-30.14
72 Iron and steel 184,882,623 20.24 212,042,938-12.81
73 Articles of iron or steel 140,867,469 15.42 153,295,482-8.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 263,023 0.03 574,613-54.23
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,703,019 0.19 5,105,026-66.64
78 Lead and articles thereof 150,737 0.02 17,180777.40
79 Zinc and articles thereof 2,820 0.00 567397.35
80 Tin and articles thereof 49,409 0.01 371,235-86.69
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,128 0.00 252347.62
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,141,827 0.34 2,022,71355.33
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,363,223 0.26 2,987,796-20.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 44,922,826 4.92 78,619,323-42.86
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 28,519,047 3.12 32,746,626-12.91
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 10,998,436 1.20 17,276,738-36.34
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 92,887,553 10.17 39,786,216133.47
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,456,294 0.16 192,151,538-99.24
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,670,123 1.28 29,036,721-59.81
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 273,018 0.03 162,64267.86
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,452 0.00 948264.14
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 1,131,381 0.12 2,978,523-62.02
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 360,484 0.04 54,887556.77
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 349,977 0.04 232,92350.25
SS Classified 84,804,297 9.28 18 322 348362.85

Russia’s Imports from Turkmenistan

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 46.82% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (49.69% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 37.92% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (41.57% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 12.11% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (0.48% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.70% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (6.81% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan 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) - an increase of $8,438,199;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1,294,358;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - an increase of $624,919;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $550,960;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $284,667.

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $10,150,358;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $7,833,786;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,439,069;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $3,148,557;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $552,125;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $378,313;
  • Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric (HS code 51) - a decrease of $352,347.
Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 0 0.00 5,000-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 101,546 0.14 167,105-39.23
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 27,080 0.04 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 129,562 0.18 183,722-29.48
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 29,528 0.04 44,574-33.76
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,253 0.00 99,200-98.74
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,726 0.01 12,000-52.28
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 27,173 0.04 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,872,327 12.08 434,1281,943.71
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 184,370 0.25 247,010-25.36
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 46-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 284,930 0.39 263108,238.40
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,015 0.00 2,711-62.56
39 Plastics and articles thereof 27,388,647 37.28 37,539,005-27.04
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 4,523-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 148 0.00 13112.98
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 17-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 296 0.00 36722.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,845 0.01 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,106,991 1.51 1,459,338-24.14
52 Cotton 18,360,252 24.99 21,508,809-14.64
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 98,327-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,389,823 1.89 764,90481.70
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 64,700 0.09 52,68922.80
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 300,522 0.41 453,312-33.71
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 169,089 0.23 547,402-69.11
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,497,303 3.40 1,946,34328.31
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10,511,442 14.31 18,345,228-42.70
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 51-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,997 0.01 0
69 Ceramic products 24,307 0.03 75,373-67.75
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,460 0.01 562,585-98.14
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 43-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,110-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 75,920-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 612,338 0.83 6,051,407-89.88
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 58,652 0.08 123,533-52.52
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 13,297-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,533 0.01 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,294,358 1.76 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,337 0.01 3,475197.47
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 178 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 0 0.00 78,645-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 39-100.00
SS Classified 0 0.00 20 267-100.00

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