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Russian trade with Bangladesh in 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 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Bangladesh

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Bangladesh totaled $1,644,877,932, up 14.14% ($203,786,541) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in 2017 were $762,860,349, down 0.57% ($4,365,801) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in 2017 totaled $882,017,583, up 30.89% ($208,152,342) from 2016.

Russia’s trade balance with Bangladesh went from a surplus of $93,360,909 in 2016, to a deficit of $119,157,234 in 2017.

Bangladesh was Russia’s 49th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 48th in 2016), accounting for 0.2816% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3081% in 2016).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 57th largest export market in 2017 (down from 52nd in 2016), accounting for 0.2136% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2687% in 2016).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 41st largest supplier in 2017 (up from 42nd in 2016), accounting for 0.3886% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3697% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Bangladesh

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 46.45% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (39.14% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.55% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (19.53% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.42% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (6.79% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.37% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (0.05% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.21% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (4.41% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.60% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (1.35% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in 2017 over 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 $59,446,520;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $55,341,642;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $32,014,094;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $29,149,274;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $17,620,723;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $4,433,147;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,493,991.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $6,833,744;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $5,492,481;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $4,141,483.
Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 25,709,754 3.37 8,089,031217.83
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 96,472 0.01 9,082962.23
10 Cereals 320,814,353 42.05 288,800,25911.09
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,566,231 0.99 3,133,084141.49
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 29,190 0.00 200,420-85.44
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,111 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 15,173 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 36,394 0.00 11,346220.77
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,089 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 73,686 0.01 23,582212.47
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,317,107 0.57 3,387,81027.43
26 Ores, slag and ash 23,360 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7,876,443 1.03 6,936,96913.54
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,089,104 0.27 1,565,49033.45
29 Organic chemicals 99,914 0.01 207,114-51.76
30 Pharmaceutical products 128,974 0.02 277,083-53.45
31 Fertilizers 76,902,576 10.08 47,753,30261.04
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 125,479 0.02 2,0845,921.07
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 28,831 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 1,201-82.51
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,034 0.00 368,327.78
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 183-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 5,151-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 27,820 0.00 215,679-87.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 105,786 0.01 2,082,642-94.92
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 4,412,934 0.58 3,425,20228.84
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 41,457-100.00
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 338,185 0.04 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 357,152 0.05 163,009119.10
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 55,548,230 7.28 206,58826,788.41
52 Cotton 0 0.00 78-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 426-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,844 0.00 4,013-54.05
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 9,192 0.00 33,751-72.77
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 2,165-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,258 0.00 13,763-83.59
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 126,631 0.02 337,912-62.53
70 Glass and glassware 148,706 0.02 28,795416.43
72 Iron and steel 29,406,169 3.85 30,677,709-4.14
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,173,864 0.15 1,932,193-39.25
74 Copper and articles thereof 8,949 0.00 17,262-48.16
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,438,016 0.19 800,10679.73
78 Lead and articles thereof 4,185 0.00 600597.50
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 14,740-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 36,380 0.00 338,242-89.24
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 14,975 0.00 66,304-77.41
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,611,737 1.13 15,445,481-44.24
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 78,230,575 10.25 18,784,055316.47
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 101,393,728 13.29 98,899,7372.52
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 405,663 0.05 4,547,146-91.08
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,305,292 0.83 11,797,773-46.56
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 399,572 0.05 316,18026.37
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,230 0.00 1,153353.60
SS Classified 28,404,770 3.72 216 230 718-86.86

Russia’s Imports from Bangladesh

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 96.05% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (94.99% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.14% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (4.44% in 2016).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $104,635,613;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $92,696,701;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $4,383,553.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $5,149,748.
Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 17,052,584 1.93 14,497,85717.62
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 13,781-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 7-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 54,303 0.01 29,68082.96
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,042,374 0.23 1,672,71522.10
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 44,988-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8,510,520 0.96 13,660,268-37.70
30 Pharmaceutical products 35,895 0.00 32,62110.04
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 16,261 0.00 15,3306.07
39 Plastics and articles thereof 142,675 0.02 80,47277.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,834 0.00 1,79657.80
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 17,063 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,825,157 0.43 1,365,724180.08
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 361 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 139,560 0.02 49,557181.62
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,618 0.00 317725.87
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 182 0.00 7,250-97.49
52 Cotton 34,012 0.00 25213,396.83
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 18,534,401 2.10 17,558,2095.56
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,802 0.00 22,483-91.99
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,953,469 0.33 2,183,77135.25
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 626,360 0.07 261,201139.80
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 14,095 0.00 11128,036.36
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 413,356,722 46.86 308,721,10933.89
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 369,677,876 41.91 276,981,17533.47
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 16,913,643 1.92 14,425,06317.25
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 23,734,702 2.69 19,351,14922.65
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,349,570 0.15 606,221122.62
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 110 0.00 42,650.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 50 0.00 123-59.35
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 730-100.00
69 Ceramic products 357,420 0.04 164,271117.58
70 Glass and glassware 145 0.00 170-14.71
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 1,006 0.00 432,239.53
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 184 0.00 26607.69
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,178 0.00 4,851-34.49
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 1,684,236 0.19 921,36882.80
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,364 0.00 105,734-94.93
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 172,997 0.02 123,09040.55
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 5-100.00
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 412,106 0.05 504,268-18.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 339,724 0.04 408,246-16.78
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,011 0.00 44,710-95.50
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