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Russian trade with Turkmenistan in the 2nd quarter of 2016

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 the second quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Turkmenistan

In the 2nd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Turkmenistan totaled $431,516,440, up 101.33% ($217,184,334) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 were $182,288,310, down 5.91% ($11,457,010) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 totaled $249,228,130, up 1,110.62% ($228,641,344) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade with Turkmenistan went from a surplus of $173,158,534 in the 2nd quarter of 2015, to a deficit of $66,939,820 in the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 42nd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 65th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.3965% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1572% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 50th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 55th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2743% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2116% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 33rd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 86th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.5879% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0460% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Turkmenistan

The major share of Russian exports to Turkmenistan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 51.69% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (25.73% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.84% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (17.63% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.46% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (22.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.67% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (11.09% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.12% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (7.25% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.22% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (0.92% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $39,446,414;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $5,085,174;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $2,422,085;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1,125,674;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $941,142;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $888,216;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $780,433;
  • 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) - an increase of $594,845.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $10,327,422;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $5,230,220;
  • 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 $4,021,703;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $3,304,035;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,488,145;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $2,418,613;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,976,532;
  • 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 $1,313,937;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $939,836;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $892,256;
  • 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 $871,840;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $863,699;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $710,508;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $643,195;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $634,785;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $561,299.
Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
01 Live animals 81,493 0.04 27,400197.42
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 293,372 0.16 207,34941.49
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,238,072 1.23 2,002,30911.77
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 232,411 0.13 100,001132.41
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 22,100 0.01 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 130,009 0.07 164,706-21.07
10 Cereals 5,290,364 2.90 4 402,14820.18
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,191,492 1.20 1,834,75219.44
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 729,555 0.40 879,153-17.02
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8,222,933 4.51 5,800,84841.75
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 173,281 0.10 75,615129.16
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 886,141 0.49 1,749,840-49.36
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,336,722 0.73 1,979,917-32.49
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,289,560 2.35 3,832,29711.93
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 782,840 0.43 1,675,096-53.27
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,992,791 1.64 2,831,4265.70
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 765,591 0.42 3,184,204-75.96
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 34,198 0.02 103,770-67.04
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 3,304,035-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 239,695 0.13 641,355-62.63
26 Ores, slag and ash 55,026 0.03 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,929,995 1.06 1,149,56267.89
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 173,223 0.10 1,045,063-83.42
29 Organic chemicals 75,627 0.04 328,873-77.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,066,216 1.13 1,125,07483.65
31 Fertilizers 17,222 0.01 957,058-98.20
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,151,709 0.63 1,226,987-6.14
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,138,948 1.72 2,013,27455.91
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 2,090,211 1.15 1,545,00235.29
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 49,897 0.03 116,997-57.35
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 5,230,220-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5,464 0.00 945,712.77
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,654,010 1.46 2,958,635-10.30
39 Plastics and articles thereof 993,033 0.54 1,395,687-28.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,567,511 0.86 3,544,043-55.77
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 19,303 0.01 21,225-9.06
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,836,634 5.94 11,471,419-5.53
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3,874 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 237,225 0.13 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,665,338 0.91 1,775,824-6.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 243,990 0.13 805,289-69.70
52 Cotton 0 0.00 107,655-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 29,928 0.02 158,624-81.13
55 Man-made staple fibers 178 0.00 87,097-99.80
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 162,418 0.09 624,098-73.98
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4,463 0.00 2,58672.58
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 122,050 0.07 10,7841,031.77
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 25,858 0.01 67,767-61.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 83,104 0.05 311,249-73.30
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 36,972 0.02 72,308-48.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 71,832 0.04 136,406-47.34
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,715 0.00 28,714-87.06
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 48 0.00 172-72.09
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 512,461 0.28 325,14757.61
69 Ceramic products 550,670 0.30 116,306373.47
70 Glass and glassware 1,053,712 0.58 1,236,327-14.77
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 25,476 0.01 139,483-81.74
72 Iron and steel 32,785,665 17.99 27,700,49118.36
73 Articles of iron or steel 59,727,662 32.77 20,281,248194.50
74 Copper and articles thereof 446,541 0.24 36,5091,123.10
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 507,060 0.28 339,48149.36
78 Lead and articles thereof 15,200 0.01 150,737-89.92
79 Zinc and articles thereof 41,169 0.02 1,8332,145.99
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 897-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 327,705 0.18 499,224-34.36
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 373,294 0.20 835,189-55.30
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,747,227 5.35 12,235,372-20.34
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 4,069,087 2.23 5,383,024-24.41
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 197,246 0.11 4,218,949-95.32
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,536,816 4.68 18,864,238-54.75
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 880 0.00 47,880-98.16
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,990,681 1.09 2,701,189-26.30
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 30,041 0.02 94,077-68.07
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 750,069 0.41 155,224383.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,298 0.00 45,128-92.69
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 148,708 0.08 96,34554.35
SS Classified 0 0.00 25,127,015-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Turkmenistan

The major share of Russian imports from Turkmenistan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 86.54% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (2.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.13% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (56.27% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.51% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (35.01% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.68% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (5.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $213,983,182;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $6,230,635;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $4,191,395;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $3,125,797;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,153,783.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No such product groups.
Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 75,050 0.03 20,200271.53
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 195,773 0.08 129,56251.10
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 13,851-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 72-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,199,465 1.68 1,073,668291.13
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 38,250 0.02 98,370-61.12
39 Plastics and articles thereof 17,716,529 7.11 11,485,89454.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 24,380 0.01 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 148-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 480 0.00 29662.16
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 242,120 0.10 80,375201.24
52 Cotton 7,653,849 3.07 3,462,454121.05
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 237,017 0.10 412,705-42.57
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 25,267-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 28,865 0.01 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 483,803 0.19 931,090-48.04
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,584,782 1.04 2,296,28712.56
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 24,407-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 69,840 0.03 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 422 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,153,783 0.46 0
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 368 0.00 0
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 9,500 0.00 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 214,513,422 86.07 530,24040,355.91
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 359 0.00 1,822-80.30
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 178-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 73 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia