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Russian trade with Turkmenistan in the 3rd 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 third quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Turkmenistan

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Turkmenistan was $158,795,686, down 38.09% ($97,708,493) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $125,693,927, down 45.94% ($106,820,276) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $33,101,759, up 37.98% ($9,111,783) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Turkmenistan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $92,592,168, a 55.60% decrease ($115,932,059) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 72nd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 63rd in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1302% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2021% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 63rd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 51st in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1747% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2924% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 75th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 82nd in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0662% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0506% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Turkmenistan

The major share of Russian exports to Turkmenistan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 50.51% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (37.20% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.92% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (17.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.20% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (24.06% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.60% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (8.06% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.05% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (6.30% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.83% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (1.05% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $27,912,978;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $922,045;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $598,718.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $49,210,948;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $21,500,943;
  • 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 $7,869,533;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $6,764,269;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $5,437,745;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $5,248,010;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $4,144,613;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,481,959;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $2,528,075;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $2,356,619;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $1,966,579;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $1,441,845;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,328,712;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1,212,023;
  • 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 $1,141,044;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1,080,962;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1,060,180;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $908,678;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $852,246;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $846,080;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $733,840;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $548,479;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $534,305;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $489,946;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $477,252;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $474,156;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $456,356;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $451,781;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $441,364;
  • 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 $399,812.
Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
01 Live animals 63,920 0.05 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 73,453 0.06 201,177-63.49
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,236,188 0.98 1,726,134-28.38
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 72,099 0.06 142,723-49.48
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 126,178 0.10 97,56329.33
10 Cereals 2,182,780 1.74 3,028,860-27.93
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,521,508 1.21 3,488,087-56.38
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 27,693 0.02 26,0056.49
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 13,250-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,216,761 4.15 5,104,2322.20
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 118,981 0.09 218,985-45.67
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 329,824 0.26 1,238,502-73.37
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,084,962 0.86 2,526,807-57.06
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,629,986 2.09 5,158,061-49.01
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 398,903 0.32 1,251,149-68.12
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,831,069 2.25 3,308,321-14.43
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 837,422 0.67 7,601,691-88.98
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,930 0.00 60,317-90.17
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 5,437,745-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 142,714 0.11 1,202,894-88.14
26 Ores, slag and ash 37,321 0.03 40,960-8.88
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,122,243 1.69 1,200,19876.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 301,894 0.24 701,706-56.98
29 Organic chemicals 115,118 0.09 123,115-6.50
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,453,742 1.95 2,988,047-17.88
31 Fertilizers 2,043 0.00 404405.69
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 545,997 0.43 997,778-45.28
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,678,758 2.13 2,080,04028.78
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 1,401,159 1.11 3,757,778-62.71
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 226,640 0.18 139,02663.02
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 154,020 0.12 124,60423.61
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 12,009 0.01 4,596161.29
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,967,150 2.36 3,700,990-19.83
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,395,207 1.11 1,725,678-19.15
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,075,023 0.86 2,403,735-55.28
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,585 0.00 14,705-89.22
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,718,660 5.35 11,966,670-43.86
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 25,600 0.02 130,700-80.41
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,822,473 1.45 2,278,829-20.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 300,267 0.24 265,52013.09
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 211-100.00
52 Cotton 1,765 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 186,718-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 125,833 0.10 290,234-56.64
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 746 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 9,720 0.01 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 84,718 0.07 100,924-16.06
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 1,860-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,242 0.00 11,032-61.55
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 75,425 0.06 80,875-6.74
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,800 0.00 240,382-97.59
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 955 0.00 30,269-96.84
65 Headgear and parts thereof 314,024 0.25 1,03230,328.68
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 106-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 390,289 0.31 461,912-15.51
69 Ceramic products 169,881 0.14 644,037-73.62
70 Glass and glassware 861,194 0.69 1,409,673-38.91
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,317 0.00 236,375-99.44
72 Iron and steel 7,653,328 6.09 56,864,276-86.54
73 Articles of iron or steel 55,108,123 43.84 27,195,145102.64
74 Copper and articles thereof 15,815 0.01 12,07830.94
75 Nickel and articles thereof 9,800 0.01 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 263,969 0.21 705,333-62.58
78 Lead and articles thereof 70 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 29 0.00 463-93.74
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 124,575 0.10 1,205,537-89.67
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 313,170 0.25 507,895-38.34
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,107,719 5.65 10,589,678-32.88
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 3,076,524 2.45 10,946,057-71.89
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 205,121 0.16 1,346,165-84.76
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,303,550 4.22 26,804 493-80.21
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 162,085 0.13 1,374,108-88.20
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 738,889 0.59 4,883,502-84.87
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 17 0.00 1,625-98.95
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 165,164 0.13 209,625-21.21
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 70,647 0.06 22,953207.79
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 72,143 0.06 151,185-52.28
SS Classified 0 0.00 9,520,863-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Turkmenistan

The major share of Russian imports from Turkmenistan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 47.31% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (33.33% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 45.14% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (50.52% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.89% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (12.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.50% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (0.03% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.04% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (3.77% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $7,712,202;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $3,389,733;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $474,332;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - an increase of $208,132.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 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 $998,210;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $764,118;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $404,784;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $321,883;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - a decrease of $150,006.
Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 20,900 0.06 6,880203.78
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 474,332 1.43 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,949,972 5.89 2,948,182-33.86
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 48,000-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15,660,793 47.31 7,948,59197.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,406 0.01 3,845-37.43
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 313,131 0.95 232,07234.93
52 Cotton 10,857,679 32.80 7,467,94645.39
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,369 0.01 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 53 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 346,584 1.05 138,452150.33
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 11,293 0.03 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4,133 0.01 154,139-97.32
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,676 0.01 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 187,710 0.57 592,494-68.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,213,289 9.71 3,535,172-9.11
73 Articles of iron or steel 29,411 0.09 10,460181.18
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14,465 0.04 67,925-78.70
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 0 0.00 58,652-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 4,533-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 764,118-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 8,515-100.00
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 7,563 0.02 0

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