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

Russia’s Trade with Tajikistan

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Tajikistan was $687,887,579, down 15.57% ($126,833,421) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Tajikistan in 2016 were $661,481,941, down 13.25% ($101,067,050) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Tajikistan in 2016 were $26,405,638, down 49.39% ($25,766,371) from 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Tajikistan in 2016 was $635,076,303, a 10.60% decrease ($75,300,679) over 2015.

Tajikistan was Russia’s 70th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 68th in 2015), accounting for 0.1471% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1548% in 2015).

Tajikistan was Russia’s 57th largest export market in 2016 (down from 56th in 2015), accounting for 0.2317% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2219% in 2015).

Tajikistan was Russia’s 101st largest supplier in 2016 (down from 91st in 2015), accounting for 0.0145% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0286% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Tajikistan

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 30.02% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (42.71% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.84% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (17.13% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.76% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (9.63% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.53% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (13.28% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.64% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (9.09% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.31% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (4.75% in 2015).

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

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $32,025,014;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $14,676,390;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7,988,536;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $7,352,182;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4,343,293;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $3,182,929;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $2,656,576;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $2,621,043;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $2,126,084;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $2,005,241.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Tajikistan in 2016 over 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 $127,099,445;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $35,793,824;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $13,864,433;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $6,629,254;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $5,101,056;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $4,866,718;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $2,957,315;
  • 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 $2,321,659.
Russia’s exports to Tajikistan in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
01 Live animals 261,908 0.04 323,535-19.05
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,966,464 0.45 840,380252.99
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 661,951 0.10 1,165,403-43.20
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,692,135 1.01 5,940,04312.66
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,396 0.00 14,525-55.97
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 344,330 0.05 407,894-15.58
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,248,717 0.19 936,97233.27
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 223,185 0.03 502,257-55.56
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 522,172 0.08 152,900241.51
10 Cereals 442,126 0.07 7,071,380-93.75
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,283,169 0.95 9,240,484-32.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 111,933 0.02 56,91296.68
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6,676 0.00 140,581-95.25
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 43,189,365 6.53 35,837,18320.52
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 790,910 0.12 978,876-19.20
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 19,358,115 2.93 4,681,725313.48
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 18,731,071 2.83 16,074,49516.53
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 23,556,839 3.56 20,935,79612.52
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,967,587 0.45 3,140,682-5.51
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,250,973 0.94 6,202,8990.78
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,023,384 1.21 7,467,8747.44
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,630,801 0.55 4,635,652-21.68
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,823,588 0.73 3,881,77224.26
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 78,555 0.01 201,473-61.01
26 Ores, slag and ash 101,238 0.02 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 198,378,011 29.99 325,477,456-39.05
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 58,710,903 8.88 26,685,889120.01
29 Organic chemicals 812,564 0.12 384,562111.30
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,522,204 1.29 5,339,27559.61
31 Fertilizers 2,568,918 0.39 7,669,974-66.51
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,611,027 0.85 3,605,78655.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,043,433 0.91 4,891,06823.56
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 9,691,531 1.47 8,681,60711.63
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 158,209 0.02 210,407-24.81
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,773,190 0.42 1,841,57550.59
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 12,914 0.00 3,820238.06
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,836,066 0.58 4,184,473-8.33
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,025,616 0.91 4,506,26733.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,091,046 0.92 5,400,39512.79
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 197 0.00 366-46.17
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 70,382 0.01 89,337-21.22
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 534 0.00 22,010-97.57
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 46,886,862 7.09 60,751,295-22.82
45 Cork and articles of cork 660 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 972 0.00 986-1.42
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 274,325 0.04 383,054-28.38
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9,279,453 1.40 7,389,17625.58
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 682,775 0.10 794,714-14.09
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 24,558-100.00
52 Cotton 274 0.00 39,033.33
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 88 0.00 390-77.44
54 Man-made filaments 23,135 0.00 66,529-65.23
55 Man-made staple fibers 12 0.00 32,528-99.96
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 690,457 0.10 1,069,952-35.47
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 25,875 0.00 25,2352.54
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,740 0.00 2,7370.11
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 776,536 0.12 352,897120.05
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 274,357 0.04 666,306-58.82
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 319,256 0.05 679,250-53.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 783,360 0.12 292,796167.54
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 270,925 0.04 503,139-46.15
65 Headgear and parts thereof 86,323 0.01 162,094-46.75
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3,135 0.00 397,938.46
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 220 0.00 11886.44
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,584,310 1.15 12,451,028-39.09
69 Ceramic products 4,623,786 0.70 3,423,75135.05
70 Glass and glassware 3,174,339 0.48 3,577,825-11.28
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11,097 0.00 46,736-76.26
72 Iron and steel 50,194,613 7.59 85,988,437-41.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 17,233,867 2.61 12,890,57433.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 315,570 0.05 135,245133.33
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 358,301 0.05 620,390-42.25
78 Lead and articles thereof 357 0.00 1,109-67.81
79 Zinc and articles thereof 305 0.00 41643.90
80 Tin and articles thereof 4,863 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7 0.00 30,596-99.98
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 299,715 0.05 180,25866.27
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,249,872 0.19 1,455,493-14.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,947,198 2.71 9,958,66280.22
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 16,811,359 2.54 19,133,018-12.13
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 76,718 0.01 208,320-63.17
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,264,659 0.64 3,412,86224.96
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 20,371 0.00 21,697-6.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,651,330 0.40 3,462,047-23.42
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 19,192 0.00 2,935553.90
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 361,739 0.05 77446,636.30
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 2,496,200 0.38 2,195,47813.70
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 358,506 0.05 23,2361,442.89
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 340,589 0.05 134,693152.86
SS Classified 10,121,005 1.53 170 0285,852.55

Russia’s Imports from Tajikistan

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 90.78% of Russia’s total imports from Tajikistan (63.21% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.21% of Russia’s total imports from Tajikistan (4.62% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.80% of Russia’s total imports from Tajikistan (0.51% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.09% of Russia’s total imports from Tajikistan (0.58% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.06% of Russia’s total imports from Tajikistan (3.00% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.05% of Russia’s total imports from Tajikistan (16.83% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Tajikistan (11.21% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Tajikistan 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 $540,326;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $121,205;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $89,759.

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

  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $9,365,167;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $8,737,995;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,089,236;
  • 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 $1,712,878;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,504,385;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $636,765;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $403,379;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $255,791;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $241,438;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $198,389;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - a decrease of $136,131.
Russia’s imports from Tajikistan in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 21,721 0.08 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 74,618 0.28 316,056-76.39
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,334,747 5.05 1,533,136-12.94
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 410 0.00 53,822-99.24
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 6,580-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 150,583 0.57 185,439-18.80
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 58,027 0.22 313,818-81.51
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10,084 0.04 40,790-75.28
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,348 0.01 8,741,343-99.96
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 89,759 0.34 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 385,479 1.46 264,27445.86
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,726-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 21,978-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 288,669 1.09 281,2632.63
50 Silk 7,054 0.03 0
52 Cotton 22,381,580 84.76 31,746,747-29.50
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 42,910 0.16 179,041-76.03
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 15,623 0.06 58,348-73.22
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,486,230 5.63 945,90457.12
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 187-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 38,031 0.14 47,027-19.13
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 58-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 1,909-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 40-100.00
72 Iron and steel 16,765 0.06 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 1,504,385-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 22-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 14,752-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 46,724-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 3,089,236-100.00
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 1,712,878-100.00
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 4,871-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 403,379-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 636,765-100.00
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 0 0.00 18,511-100.00

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