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Russian trade in goods with Bangladesh in Q4 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 fourth quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Bangladesh

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Bangladesh was $491,702,670, down 9.53% ($51,796,950) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $294,372,527, down 24.22% ($94,064,827) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $197,330,143, up 27.26% ($42,267,877) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $97,042,384, a 58.42% decrease ($136,332,704) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Bangladesh was Russia’s 51st largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 44th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2942% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3988% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 52nd largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 43rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2862% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4633% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 45th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 48th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3070% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2957% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Bangladesh

The major share of Russian exports to Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 59.91% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (29.11% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.22% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (20.95% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.65% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (4.88% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.87% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.96% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (0.35% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.42% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (0.93% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $56,838,156;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $25,837,093;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $18,254,878;
  • 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 $11,950,333;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $9,758,063;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $4,409,338;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,218,269;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $2,043,100.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $50,568,173;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $10,720,923.
Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,653,221 2.26 2,243,883196.50
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 19,617 0.01 0
10 Cereals 166,200,751 56.46 109,362,59551.97
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,448,996 1.17 1,405,896145.32
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 29,190 0.01 64,380-54.66
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,563 0.00 6,666-1.55
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,201 0.00 7,48263.07
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,089,584 0.37 926,33517.62
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,078,581 1.05 2,689,10614.48
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,311,060 0.45 1,317,113-0.46
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 70,746-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 13,262 0.00 165,500-91.99
31 Fertilizers 27,040,747 9.19 17,282,68456.46
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,078 0.00 2,08447.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,970 0.00 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 210 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 77 0.00 36113.89
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 3,079-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,985 0.00 71,041-95.80
40 Rubber and articles thereof 37,349 0.01 38,515-3.03
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 739,625 0.25 1,224,138-39.58
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 20,707-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 246 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 284,231 0.10 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 16-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 25,838,111 8.78 1,0182,538,024.85
52 Cotton 0 0.00 72-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,670-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 54-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 407-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,615 0.00 4,517-64.25
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 185-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 58-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 58,996 0.02 319,672-81.54
70 Glass and glassware 19,115 0.01 10,07789.69
72 Iron and steel 18,758,469 6.37 503,5913,624.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 784,590 0.27 248,822215.32
74 Copper and articles thereof 7,806 0.00 6,56418.92
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 887,336 0.30 457,94693.76
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 600-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,440-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 30,196 0.01 79,365-61.95
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 14,679 0.00 61,170-76.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,158,356 2.09 1,940,087217.43
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 28,902,092 9.82 16,951,75970.50
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 0.00 397,500-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 145,148 0.05 50,713,321-99.71
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 112,057 0.04 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 647,142 0.22 11,368,065-94.31
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 775 0.00 247213.77
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 324,148 0.11 20,8901,451.69
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,231 0.00 2701,837.41
SS Classified 1,698,121 0.58 168 445 985-98.99

Russia’s Imports from Bangladesh

The major share of Russian imports from Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 94.88% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (93.27% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.24% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (6.09% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $25,538,307;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $18,405,783;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $970,459.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,983,299;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - a decrease of $1,134,689;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $618,575.
Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6,011,400 3.05 5,040,94119.25
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 728,404 0.37 781,750-6.82
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,632,900 0.83 3,616,199-54.84
30 Pharmaceutical products 35,895 0.02 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 4,595-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,147 0.00 5,547-25.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 37,420 0.02 13,281181.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 637 0.00 841-24.26
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 782,873 0.40 273,813185.92
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 28,456 0.01 30,650-7.16
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,945 0.00 593,196.61
52 Cotton 6,086 0.00 2352,489.79
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4,478,633 2.27 5,613,322-20.21
55 Man-made staple fibers 28 0.00 1,606-98.26
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 734,876 0.37 791,680-7.18
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 108,019 0.05 200,640-46.16
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 9 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 98,633,739 49.98 73,095,43234.94
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 76,156,965 38.59 57,751,18231.87
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,734,242 1.39 2,483,76810.08
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,831,711 1.94 4,450,286-13.90
65 Headgear and parts thereof 544,329 0.28 246,068121.21
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 45 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 91,472 0.05 76,38419.75
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 129-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 13 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 29-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 44-100.00
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 708,603 0.36 505,59740.15
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 35,160 0.02 8,465315.36
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 1,441 0.00 206599.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 645 0.00 69,435-99.07
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 47 0.00 82-42.68
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia