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Russian trade with Bangladesh in 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 Bangladesh in 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Bangladesh

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Bangladesh was $1,441,091,391, down 0.46% ($6,601,411) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in 2016 were $767,226,150, down 11.71% ($101,804,691) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in 2016 totaled $673,865,241, up 16.45% ($95,203,280) from 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Bangladesh in 2016 was $93,360,909, a 67.85% decrease ($197,007,971) over 2015.

Bangladesh was Russia’s 48th largest trading partner in 2016 (just as in 2015), accounting for 0.3081% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2751% in 2015).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 52nd largest export market in 2016 (just as in 2015), accounting for 0.2687% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2529% in 2015).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 42nd largest supplier in 2016 (up from 46th in 2015), accounting for 0.3697% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3168% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Bangladesh

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 39.14% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (17.68% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.53% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (15.28% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.79% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (6.27% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.41% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (3.18% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.35% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (0.78% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.05% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (6.92% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $143,019,252;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $97,311,594;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $10,890,429;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $4,513,582;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2,979,229.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $73,091,272;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $58,819,150;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $9,977,927;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $4,580,194.
Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,089,031 1.05 6,777,65119.35
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 9,082 0.00 28,820-68.49
10 Cereals 288,800,259 37.64 145,781,00798.11
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,133,084 0.41 892,741250.95
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 200,420 0.03 72,626175.96
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 580-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 8-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 11,346 0.00 3,336240.11
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 23,582 0.00 11,659102.26
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 70,395-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,387,810 0.44 2,822,46220.03
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,936,969 0.90 3,957,74075.28
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,565,490 0.20 1,001,70156.28
29 Organic chemicals 207,114 0.03 104,51898.16
30 Pharmaceutical products 277,083 0.04 92,281200.26
31 Fertilizers 47,753,302 6.22 52,333,496-8.75
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,084 0.00 3,635-42.67
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 1,201 0.00 1061,033.02
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 36 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 183 0.00 154,979-99.88
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,151 0.00 3081,572.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 215,679 0.03 37,108481.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,082,642 0.27 720,797188.94
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3,425,202 0.45 5,408,728-36.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 41,457 0.01 172,634-75.99
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 163,009 0.02 1,134,644-85.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 206,588 0.03 59,025,738-99.65
52 Cotton 78 0.00 769-89.86
54 Man-made filaments 426 0.00 2,979-85.70
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,013 0.00 16,105-75.08
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 33,751 0.00 1,0643,072.09
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 54 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,165 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 13,763 0.00 103,076-86.65
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 185 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 58 0.00 536,505-99.99
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 337,912 0.04 127265,972.44
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 170-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 28,795 0.00 34,148-15.68
72 Iron and steel 30,677,709 4.00 19,787,28055.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,932,193 0.25 3,085,252-37.37
74 Copper and articles thereof 17,262 0.00 2,687542.43
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 800,106 0.10 2,647,502-69.78
78 Lead and articles thereof 600 0.00 105,900.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 14,740 0.00 14105,185.71
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 118-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 338,242 0.04 2,001,217-83.10
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 66,304 0.01 70,933-6.53
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15,445,481 2.01 25,423,408-39.25
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 18,784,055 2.45 91,875,327-79.55
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 397,500 0.05 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 98,899,737 12.89 1,588,1436,127.38
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,547,146 0.59 33,56413,447.69
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,797,773 1.54 13,863,887-14.90
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 247 0.00 68263.24
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 316,180 0.04 331,817-4.71
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,153 0.00 5,089-77.34
SS Classified 216,230,718 28.18 427 009 884-49.36

Russia’s Imports from Bangladesh

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 94.99% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (93.48% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.44% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (6.10% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $55,255,526;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $46,373,823;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $8,286,920;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $6,891,689.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $9,177,015;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $7,885,154;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $5,134,394.
Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 14,497,857 2.15 6,210,937133.42
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 13,781 0.00 5,148,175-99.73
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 29,680 0.00 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,672,715 0.25 1,065,41957.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 44,988 0.01 9,255386.09
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 13,660,268 2.03 22,837,283-40.18
30 Pharmaceutical products 32,621 0.00 55,457-41.18
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,595 0.00 772495.21
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 15,330 0.00 9,73857.42
39 Plastics and articles thereof 80,472 0.01 171,494-53.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,796 0.00 3,007-40.27
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,365,724 0.20 759,95279.71
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 3,242-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 14,657-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 49,557 0.01 54,830-9.62
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 317 0.00 18,948-98.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,250 0.00 722904.16
52 Cotton 252 0.00 55,925-99.55
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 17,558,209 2.61 18,656,500-5.89
55 Man-made staple fibers 22,483 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,183,771 0.32 1,985,01610.01
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 261,201 0.04 830,458-68.55
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 11 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 2,250-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 308,721,109 45.81 262,347,28617.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 276,981,175 41.10 221,725,64924.92
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 14,425,063 2.14 22,310,217-35.34
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 19,351,149 2.87 12,459,46055.31
65 Headgear and parts thereof 606,221 0.09 541,43511.97
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 4 0.00 946-99.58
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 123 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 730 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 164,271 0.02 130,83825.55
70 Glass and glassware 170 0.00 1,603-89.39
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 105-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 43 0.00 318-86.48
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 123-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 26 0.00 8,988-99.71
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,851 0.00 3115,548.39
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 921,368 0.14 4,90918,668.95
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 105,734 0.02 199,730-47.06
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 123,090 0.02 122,5630.43
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5 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 504,268 0.07 275,22083.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 408,246 0.06 635,272-35.74
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 44,710 0.01 3,2311,283.78

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