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Russian trade in goods with Bangladesh in Q1 2017

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 first quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Bangladesh

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Bangladesh totaled $366,508,224, up 63.46% ($142,288,634) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $137,059,373, up 139.72% ($79,883,918) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $229,448,851, up 37.36% ($62,404,716) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $92,389,478, a 15.91% decrease ($17,479,202) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Bangladesh was Russia’s 52nd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 58th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2851% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2310% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 59th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 73rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1645% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0933% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 36th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 37th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.5075% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.4666% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Bangladesh

The major share of Russian exports to Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 39.92% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (49.55% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 23.32% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (8.09% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 21.50% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (0.09% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.38% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (5.98% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.45% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (30.43% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.97% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (3.79% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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) - an increase of $29,263,171;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $29,217,619;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $27,030,699;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $6,487,759;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $1,279,789.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $9,722,104;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $2,059,000;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,922,490.
Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 136,897 0.10 508,301-73.07
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 13,300 0.01 0
10 Cereals 54,551,483 39.80 27,520,78498.22
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 280,987-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9,318 0.01 4,68099.10
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,549 0.01 15,692-45.52
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 806,862 0.59 561,17143.78
26 Ores, slag and ash 23,360 0.02 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,865,180 1.36 1,602,92516.36
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 306,233 0.22 0
29 Organic chemicals 72,210 0.05 63,66413.42
30 Pharmaceutical products 105,200 0.08 0
31 Fertilizers 5,501,370 4.01 15,223,474-63.86
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 53,891 0.04 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,200 0.01 0
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 1,201-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,957 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,912 0.01 143,592-94.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 42,788 0.03 1,965,278-97.82
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,754,071 1.28 474,282269.84
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 251,733 0.18 49,581407.72
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 29,217,619 21.32 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,844 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 412 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 129,563 0.09 0
72 Iron and steel 9,904,354 7.23 3,416,595189.89
73 Articles of iron or steel 201,712 0.15 2,9836,662.05
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 660 0.00 48835.25
78 Lead and articles thereof 4,185 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,838 0.00 1,436306.55
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 295 0.00 94213.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,239,873 0.90 1,399,330-11.40
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 30,384,510 22.17 1,121,3392,609.66
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,062 0.00 2,61555.33
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 2,059,000-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 334,409 0.24 40,722721.20
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 26,529 0.02 77,528-65.78
SS Classified 82,994 0.06 637 713-86.99

Russia’s Imports from Bangladesh

The major share of Russian imports from Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 97.56% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (95.86% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.81% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (3.80% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $29,525,798;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $27,360,826;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $4,056,117;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $1,934,518.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,816,743.
Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,717,469 0.75 2,209,068-22.25
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 296,824 0.13 169,59975.02
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 19,143-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,136,574 0.93 3,953,317-45.95
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 13-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,893 0.00 7,258-18.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 64,245 0.03 26,752140.15
40 Rubber and articles thereof 69 0.00 237-70.89
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,998 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 721,850 0.31 289,809149.08
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 32,262 0.01 7,068356.45
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 8-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 139 0.00 2,587-94.63
52 Cotton 10,788 0.00 11,078,700.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4,045,394 1.76 3,760,2127.58
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,774 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 542,867 0.24 185,609192.48
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 205,515 0.09 1,51713,447.46
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,895 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 104,535,576 45.56 75,009,77839.36
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 101,665,882 44.31 74,305,05636.82
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,408,179 2.79 2,352,062172.45
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,238,176 2.72 4,303,65844.95
65 Headgear and parts thereof 182,992 0.08 203,085-9.89
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 98-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 730-100.00
69 Ceramic products 99,741 0.04 13,919616.58
70 Glass and glassware 146 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 203 0.00 120,200.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 40-100.00
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 266,163 0.12 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 320 0.00 33,540-99.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 25,227 0.01 26,127-3.44
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 4-100.00
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 166,659 0.07 56,528194.83
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 73,899 0.03 62,77117.73
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 132 0.00 44,537-99.70

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