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

Russia’s Trade with Turkmenistan

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Turkmenistan was $901,749,761, down 8.65% ($85,369,041) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in 2016 were $570,574,855, down 37.55% ($343,067,219) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in 2016 totaled $331,174,906, up 350.72% ($257,698,178) from 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Turkmenistan in 2016 was $239,399,949, a 71.51% decrease ($600,765,397) over 2015.

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 62nd largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 61st in 2015), accounting for 0.1928% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1876% in 2015).

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 62nd largest export market in 2016 (down from 51st in 2015), accounting for 0.1999% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2659% in 2015).

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 58th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 85th in 2015), accounting for 0.1817% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0402% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Turkmenistan

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 41.65% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (36.49% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.61% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (16.84% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.37% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (20.85% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.00% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (7.80% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.16% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (5.89% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.32% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (0.97% in 2015).

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $19,396,041;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $4,542,118;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $3,109,775.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $113,503,604;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $69,354,370;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $12,835,383;
  • 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 $11,627,471;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $11,366,259;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $9,048,041;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $7,302,270;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6,705,964;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $6,270,773;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $5,402,330;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $4,908,786;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $4,778,658;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $4,075,567;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $3,971,796;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $2,300,474;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2,070,870;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $2,001,326;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $1,877,163;
  • 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 $1,798,493.
Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
01 Live animals 444,289 0.08 59,600645.45
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 475,385 0.08 854,276-44.35
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,609,123 1.16 7,774,774-14.99
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 50,914 0.01 352,760-85.57
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 501,587 0.09 471,2936.43
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 22,100 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 589,047 0.10 509,41215.63
10 Cereals 12,862,226 2.25 20,164,496-36.21
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7,224,464 1.27 11,300,031-36.07
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 811,107 0.14 971,939-16.55
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 22,530-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 29,583,035 5.18 30,912,161-4.30
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 384,036 0.07 781,686-50.87
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,286,919 0.75 5,524,703-22.40
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 10,798,566 1.89 14,770,362-26.89
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 13,406,938 2.35 18,185,596-26.28
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,212,961 0.39 4,214,287-47.49
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,334,926 1.99 12,023,686-5.73
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,284,618 0.75 13,332,659-67.86
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 287,220 0.05 263,5069.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 11,366,259-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,336,359 0.23 3,636,833-63.25
26 Ores, slag and ash 93,576 0.02 40,960128.46
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,116,086 1.07 5,167,18218.36
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,029,945 0.18 2,508,807-58.95
29 Organic chemicals 512,846 0.09 999,104-48.67
30 Pharmaceutical products 11,405,856 2.00 9,701,44517.57
31 Fertilizers 25,120 0.00 1,902,283-98.68
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,369,787 0.42 2,979,973-20.48
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11,230,775 1.97 8,121,00038.29
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 7,130,893 1.25 8,227,488-13.33
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 377,018 0.07 357,2475.53
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,466,584 0.26 6,868,914-78.65
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 30,400 0.01 9,039236.32
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 18,832,623 3.30 14,290,50531.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,463,044 0.61 5,533,914-37.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,860,630 0.85 9,769,416-50.25
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 123,546 0.02 63,86093.46
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 64 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 32,389,423 5.68 45,224,806-28.38
45 Cork and articles of cork 50 0.00 0
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 360,623 0.06 130,700175.92
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,150,243 1.25 7,040,8601.55
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 941,858 0.17 1,411,337-33.26
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 41,734 0.01 21119,679.15
52 Cotton 94,088 0.02 107,679-12.62
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 127,433 0.02 711,513-82.09
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,620 0.00 88,279-94.77
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 453,530 0.08 1,799,786-74.80
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 746 0.00 179316.76
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 14,188 0.00 2,894390.26
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 353,100 0.06 722,869-51.15
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 1,860-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 75,569 0.01 158,387-52.29
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 302,834 0.05 571,054-46.97
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 128,833 0.02 680,573-81.07
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 186,801 0.03 203,796-8.34
65 Headgear and parts thereof 340,725 0.06 195,68974.12
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 56 0.00 5,015-98.88
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,078,945 0.36 2,032,0262.31
69 Ceramic products 2,197,190 0.39 1,430,79653.56
70 Glass and glassware 4,454,407 0.78 5,767,004-22.76
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 45,028 0.01 518,609-91.32
72 Iron and steel 71,379,019 12.51 184,882,623-61.39
73 Articles of iron or steel 160,263,510 28.09 140,867,46913.77
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,012,730 0.18 263,023285.03
75 Nickel and articles thereof 9,800 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,140,826 0.38 1,703,01925.71
78 Lead and articles thereof 15,270 0.00 150,737-89.87
79 Zinc and articles thereof 41,295 0.01 2,8201,364.36
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 49,409-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,314 0.00 1,128105.14
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,676,741 0.29 3,141,827-46.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,118,838 0.20 2,363,223-52.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 38,652,053 6.77 44,922,826-13.96
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 16,891,576 2.96 28,519,047-40.77
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 9,199,943 1.61 10,998,436-16.35
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 23,533,183 4.12 92,887,553-74.66
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 184,348 0.03 1,456,294-87.34
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,964,159 0.87 11,670,123-57.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 89,842 0.02 273,018-67.09
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 3,452-100.00
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 1,359,721 0.24 1,131,38120.18
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 228,940 0.04 360,484-36.49
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 389,191 0.07 349,97711.20
SS Classified 9,101,045 1.60 84 804 297-89.27

Russia’s Imports from Turkmenistan

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 65.25% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (2.70% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 16.05% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (46.82% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.26% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (37.92% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.02% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (12.11% in 2015).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $213,219,064;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $22,782,100;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $16,849,960;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $1,842,684;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1,139,398.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan 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
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 101,546-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 270,915 0.08 27,080900.42
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 830,131 0.25 129,562540.72
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 29,528-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 99,276 0.03 1,2537,823.06
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 5,726-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,035 0.00 27,173-96.19
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 10,011,725 3.02 8,872,32712.84
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 117,071 0.04 184,370-36.50
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 284,930-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 1,015-100.00
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 238,012 0.07 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 50,170,747 15.15 27,388,64783.18
40 Rubber and articles thereof 24,975 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
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,492 0.00 3,84568.84
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,443,202 0.44 1,106,99130.37
52 Cotton 35,210,212 10.63 18,360,25291.77
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 47,087 0.01 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,798 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,502,368 0.45 1,389,8238.10
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 24,583 0.01 64,700-62.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 479,477 0.14 300,52259.55
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 178,780 0.05 169,0895.73
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,905,969 0.58 2,497,303-23.68
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12,354,126 3.73 10,511,44217.53
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 503 0.00 3,997-87.42
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 24,307-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 2 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 100,767 0.03 10,460863.36
74 Copper and articles thereof 154 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 68 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,250 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 285 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,453,693 0.44 612,338137.40
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 32,564 0.01 58,652-44.48
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 10,899 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 54,575 0.02 4,5331,103.95
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 214,513,422 64.77 1,294,35816,472.96
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 19,573 0.01 10,33789.35
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 178-100.00
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 9,929 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 44,261 0.01 0
SS Classified 10,500 0.00 0

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