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Russian trade with Bangladesh in the 4th 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 Bangladesh in the fourth quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Bangladesh

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Bangladesh totaled $543,499,620, up 4.56% ($23,687,062) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2016 were $388,437,354, down 2.87% ($11,493,781) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $155,062,266, up 29.35% ($35,180,843) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $233,375,088, a 16.67% decrease ($46,674,624) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

Bangladesh was Russia’s 44th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 43rd in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.3988% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3975% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 43rd largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 38th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.4633% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4852% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 48th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 50th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2957% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2480% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Bangladesh

The major share of Russian exports to Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 29.11% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (20.91% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 20.95% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (18.48% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.88% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (1.72% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.35% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (2.08% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (6.02% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th 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) - an increase of $50,706,188;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $30,895,713;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $11,740,920;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $6,325,308;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1,166,808.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 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 $34,580,598;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $23,201,651;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $15,373,658;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $2,680,424;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $2,380,909;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1,862,786;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,447,040.
Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,243,883 0.58 4,624,792-51.48
10 Cereals 109,362,595 28.15 78,466,88239.37
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,405,896 0.36 506,243177.71
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 64,380 0.02 18,703244.22
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,666 0.00 1,585320.57
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,482 0.00 3,157137.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 926,335 0.24 335,697175.94
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,689,106 0.69 1,522,29876.65
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,317,113 0.34 900,62646.24
29 Organic chemicals 70,746 0.02 6,604971.26
30 Pharmaceutical products 165,500 0.04 33249,749.40
31 Fertilizers 17,282,684 4.45 5,541,764211.86
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,084 0.00 3,197-34.81
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 0 0.00 106-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 36 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 731-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,079 0.00 308899.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 71,041 0.02 18,114292.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 38,515 0.01 422,749-90.89
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,224,138 0.32 1,911,048-35.94
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20,707 0.01 89,284-76.81
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16 0.00 865,573-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,018 0.00 23,202,669-100.00
52 Cotton 72 0.00 258-72.09
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 1,702-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,670 0.00 9,370-82.18
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 910-100.00
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 407 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,517 0.00 40,604-88.88
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 185 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 58 0.00 295,100-99.98
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 319,672 0.08 104307,276.92
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 166-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 10,077 0.00 19,451-48.19
72 Iron and steel 503,591 0.13 3,184,015-84.18
73 Articles of iron or steel 248,822 0.06 1,695,862-85.33
74 Copper and articles thereof 6,564 0.00 1,016546.06
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 457,946 0.12 2,320,732-80.27
78 Lead and articles thereof 600 0.00 105,900.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,440 0.00 1410,185.71
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 79,365 0.02 1,053,826-92.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 61,170 0.02 58,0375.40
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,940,087 0.50 17,313,745-88.79
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 16,951,759 4.36 51,532,357-67.10
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 0.10 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 50,713,321 13.06 7,133710,867.63
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 19,179-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,368,065 2.93 5,042,757125.43
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 247 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 20,890 0.01 225,551-90.74
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 270 0.00 2,578-89.53
SS Classified 168,445,985 43.37 198 664 078-15.21

Russia’s Imports from Bangladesh

The major share of Russian imports from Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 93.27% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (90.84% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.09% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (8.74% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $17,618,896;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $17,298,065;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2,134,147;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $1,784,261;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - an increase of $1,101,599;
  • 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 $505,582.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $3,570,802;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $2,313,811.
Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,040,941 3.25 2,906,79473.42
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 781,750 0.50 378,480106.55
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 9,255-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,616,199 2.33 7,187,001-49.68
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 31,999-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,595 0.00 760504.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,547 0.00 4,14733.76
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,281 0.01 24,893-46.65
40 Rubber and articles thereof 841 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 273,813 0.18 194,52740.76
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 2,503-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 13,018-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 30,650 0.02 49,450-38.02
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 59 0.00 7,411-99.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 120-100.00
52 Cotton 235 0.00 211,019.05
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5,613,322 3.62 4,511,72324.42
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,606 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 791,680 0.51 553,25443.10
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 200,640 0.13 325,900-38.44
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 73,095,432 47.14 55,476,53631.76
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 57,751,182 37.24 40,453,11742.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,483,768 1.60 4,797,579-48.23
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,450,286 2.87 2,666,02566.93
65 Headgear and parts thereof 246,068 0.16 114,909114.14
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 53-100.00
69 Ceramic products 76,384 0.05 54,16041.03
70 Glass and glassware 129 0.00 1244.03
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 32-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 29 0.00 256-88.67
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 44 0.00 3141.94
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 505,597 0.33 153,370,546.67
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,465 0.01 20,042-57.76
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 206 0.00 19,967-98.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 69,435 0.04 74,578-6.90
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 82 0.00 2,743-97.01
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia