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

Russia’s Trade with Pakistan

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Pakistan totaled $541,044,426, up 33.59% ($136,049,940) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Pakistan in 2017 totaled $261,022,000, up 96.30% ($128,047,799) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Pakistan in 2017 totaled $280,022,426, up 2.94% ($8,002,141) from 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Pakistan in 2017 was $19,000,426, a 86.34% decrease ($120,045,658) over 2016.

Pakistan was Russia’s 78th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 79th in 2016), accounting for 0.0926% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0866% in 2016).

Pakistan was Russia’s 80th largest export market in 2017 (up from 92nd in 2016), accounting for 0.0731% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0466% in 2016).

Pakistan was Russia’s 65th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 64th in 2016), accounting for 0.1234% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1492% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Pakistan

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 31.43% of Russia’s total exports to Pakistan (28.37% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.82% of Russia’s total exports to Pakistan (9.89% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 12.87% of Russia’s total exports to Pakistan (4.22% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 12.73% of Russia’s total exports to Pakistan (23.79% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.59% of Russia’s total exports to Pakistan (28.15% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.04% of Russia’s total exports to Pakistan (4.50% in 2016).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $36,511,531;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $27,232,587;
  • 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 $15,801,601;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $9,497,527;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $8,073,198;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $3,521,917;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,649,526;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $2,013,588;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,812,219;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1,634,438;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1,148,055;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $818,654.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $6,623,941;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,669,431;
  • 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 $1,579,004;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $931,844.
Russia’s exports to Pakistan in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,265 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 29,328,722 11.24 35,952,663-18.42
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,130,610 0.82 1,311,95662.40
10 Cereals 1,161,827 0.45 13,7728,336.15
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 217,686 0.08 129,97467.48
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 5,000 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 17,705-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 10,681-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,779,393 1.06 2,046,30435.83
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 30,801,285 11.80 3,568,698763.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 20,935,470 8.02 5,133,869307.79
29 Organic chemicals 1,818,447 0.70 3,487,878-47.86
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,725,673 3.73 228,1464,162.92
31 Fertilizers 2,368,105 0.91 733,667222.78
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11,502 0.00 37,468-69.30
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 9,673 0.00 15,096-35.92
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 632,414 0.24 1,097,645-42.38
39 Plastics and articles thereof 61,034 0.02 200,693-69.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,733,841 2.20 2,211,924159.22
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 57,772-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6,162 0.00 575971.65
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,761,535 0.67 1,968,898-10.53
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,481 0.00 11,108-59.66
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 31,466,602 12.06 29,654,3836.11
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 100 0.00 660-84.85
50 Silk 76 0.00 375-79.73
52 Cotton 423 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 7,000-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 143,454 0.05 5,9162,324.85
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 15-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 9-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4 0.00 12,379-99.97
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 15-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 139 0.00 6,099-97.72
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 713-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 94,236 0.04 45,614106.59
72 Iron and steel 68,792,681 26.36 32,281,150113.10
73 Articles of iron or steel 13,197,427 5.06 5,124,229157.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 8,320 0.00 24,496-66.04
75 Nickel and articles thereof 6,501 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,220 0.00 146,957-96.45
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 59,016-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 350-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 156 0.00 2,795-94.42
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 34,050 0.01 34,297-0.72
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7,093 0.00 55,820-87.29
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,298,057 1.65 1,648,531160.72
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 648,233 0.25 2,227,237-70.90
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 121,559 0.05 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 168,831 0.06 1,100,675-84.66
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,013,588 0.77 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 675,559 0.26 1,003,328-32.67
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,783 0.00 0
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 2,721 0.00 23,197-88.27
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,000 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 35-100.00
SS Classified 29,829,062 11.43 1 272 4182,244.28

Russia’s Imports from Pakistan

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 59.38% of Russia’s total imports from Pakistan (46.79% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.79% of Russia’s total imports from Pakistan (38.57% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.92% of Russia’s total imports from Pakistan (3.51% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.94% of Russia’s total imports from Pakistan (1.60% in 2016).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $14,147,534;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $8,708,523;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $6,312,198;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $3,292,655;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $2,978,474;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $2,769,794;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $2,088,860;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,532,098;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $1,369,137;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,045,123;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $920,507.

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $32,134,397;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $5,306,130;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,158,056.
Russia’s imports from Pakistan in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,733,246 0.62 2,891,302-40.05
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 51,998,370 18.57 84,132,767-38.19
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 2,691-100.00
10 Cereals 12,055,006 4.31 17,361,136-30.56
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 162-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 67,281 0.02 79,584-15.46
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,146 0.00 1,194-4.02
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 20,815-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 727,782 0.26 185,327292.70
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,965 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 12,002 0.00 5712,001.93
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 695-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,845 0.00 8,2057.80
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 533 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 222,713-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 915,395 0.33 1,128,539-18.89
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,582 0.00 243,612-99.35
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13,648 0.00 19,812-31.11
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 3,671-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,234,063 2.94 6,701,96522.86
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,757 0.00 17,512-84.26
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,405 0.00 40,256-94.03
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 32,928 0.01 6,828382.25
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 62,486 0.02 21,489190.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,554,413 0.91 2,711,115-5.78
40 Rubber and articles thereof 74,558 0.03 21,738242.98
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,586,570 0.57 666,063138.20
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 18,114,790 6.47 15,136,31619.68
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 220-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,457 0.00 13,151-12.88
45 Cork and articles of cork 24 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,044 0.00 4,687-35.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 838 0.00 11,941-92.98
52 Cotton 19,668,030 7.02 10,959,50779.46
54 Man-made filaments 5,803,386 2.07 2,510,731131.14
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,609,938 1.65 3,240,80142.25
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 410,941 0.15 267,83653.43
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 72,580 0.03 66,1739.68
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 44,715 0.02 77,976-42.66
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 19,056 0.01 2,933549.71
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 162,582 0.06 159,4981.93
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 46,930,412 16.76 40,618,21415.54
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 62,446,944 22.30 48,299,41029.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 14,297,513 5.11 11,527,71924.03
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11,176,007 3.99 9,087,14722.99
65 Headgear and parts thereof 645,670 0.23 466,80438.32
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 232 0.00 151,446.67
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 572,782 0.20 530,8547.90
69 Ceramic products 4,027 0.00 1,578155.20
70 Glass and glassware 6,971 0.00 1,073549.67
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 29,920 0.01 4336,809.93
73 Articles of iron or steel 83,739 0.03 54,75252.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,173 0.00 462,450.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 831-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 35,162 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,026,114 0.72 1,473,38037.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11,106 0.00 1,638578.02
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,787 0.00 20,836-62.63
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 19,100 0.01 4,304343.77
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 22,774 0.01 5,673301.45
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,369,827 1.92 4,324,70424.17
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,685 0.00 2,607-35.37
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 25,025 0.01 24310,198.35
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 826,944 0.30 1,076,196-23.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,392,339 2.28 5,567,00114.83
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 66,196 0.02 5,0251,217.33
SS Classified 13,615 0.00 8 27064.63
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia