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

Russia’s Trade with Turkmenistan

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Turkmenistan was $428,152,448, down 52.52% ($473,597,313) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in 2017 were $343,780,029, down 39.75% ($226,794,826) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in 2017 were $84,372,419, down 74.52% ($246,802,487) from 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Turkmenistan in 2017 was $259,407,610, a 8.36% increase ($20,007,661) over 2016.

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 83rd largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 62nd in 2016), accounting for 0.0733% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1928% in 2016).

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 73rd largest export market in 2017 (down from 62nd in 2016), accounting for 0.0963% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1999% in 2016).

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 86th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 58th in 2016), accounting for 0.0372% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1817% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Turkmenistan

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.24% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (18.61% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.35% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (16.37% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.14% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (11.00% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.72% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (7.16% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.63% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (41.65% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.18% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (1.32% in 2016).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $26,468,237;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $15,474,167;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $2,497,683;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $2,448,514;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1,780,658.

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $150,562,471;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $51,595,297;
  • 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 $9,169,960;
  • 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 $8,223,296;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $8,010,276;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $7,448,929;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $7,425,230;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $5,285,341;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $3,437,603;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,518,221;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $2,026,723;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $1,862,161;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $1,623,330;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1,461,526;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $1,400,490;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1,241,197;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $1,239,634;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,124,008.
Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 1,215,812 0.35 444,289173.65
02 Meat and edible meat offal 20,783 0.01 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 31,872 0.01 475,385-93.30
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,730,090 1.67 6,609,123-13.30
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 46,457 0.01 50,914-8.75
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,079,118 0.31 501,587115.14
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 22,100-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 753,529 0.22 589,04727.92
10 Cereals 7,576,885 2.20 12,862,226-41.09
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,197,741 1.51 7,224,464-28.05
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 955,178 0.28 811,10717.76
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 30,991 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 26,145,432 7.61 29,583,035-11.62
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 218,565 0.06 384,036-43.09
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6,735,433 1.96 4,286,91957.12
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,175,236 2.67 10,798,566-15.03
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 12,514,824 3.64 13,406,938-6.65
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 971,764 0.28 2,212,961-56.09
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,912,777 3.47 11,334,9265.10
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,121,877 1.20 4,284,618-3.80
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 154,274 0.04 287,220-46.29
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,497,683 0.73 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,124,929 0.33 1,336,359-15.82
26 Ores, slag and ash 56,251 0.02 93,576-39.89
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,315,717 1.84 6,116,0863.26
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,438,369 0.42 1,029,94539.65
29 Organic chemicals 920,384 0.27 512,84679.47
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,887,635 2.59 11,405,856-22.08
31 Fertilizers 936,360 0.27 25,1203,627.55
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,583,098 0.75 2,369,7879.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13,011,433 3.78 11,230,77515.86
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 5,730,403 1.67 7,130,893-19.64
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 878,626 0.26 377,018133.05
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,092,830 0.32 1,466,584-25.48
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 23,012 0.01 30,400-24.30
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 34,306,790 9.98 18,832,62382.17
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,584,510 0.75 3,463,044-25.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,736,622 1.09 4,860,630-23.12
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 49,312 0.01 123,546-60.09
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 64-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 24,379,147 7.09 32,389,423-24.73
45 Cork and articles of cork 28 0.00 50-44.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1 0.00 3,874-99.97
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,009,209 0.29 360,623179.85
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,233,110 2.10 7,150,2431.16
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 777,823 0.23 941,858-17.42
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3,426 0.00 41,734-91.79
52 Cotton 72,240 0.02 94,088-23.22
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 127,433-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 10,760 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 4,620-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 74,412 0.02 453,530-83.59
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 746-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 37,353 0.01 14,188163.27
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,015,464 0.30 353,100187.59
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 5,314 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 88,658 0.03 75,56917.32
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 273,406 0.08 302,834-9.72
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 37,268 0.01 128,833-71.07
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 95,103 0.03 186,801-49.09
65 Headgear and parts thereof 6,081 0.00 340,725-98.22
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 66 0.00 5617.86
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 185 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,068,321 0.60 2,078,945-0.51
69 Ceramic products 335,029 0.10 2,197,190-84.75
70 Glass and glassware 3,214,773 0.94 4,454,407-27.83
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 81,833 0.02 45,02881.74
72 Iron and steel 19,783,722 5.75 71,379,019-72.28
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,701,039 2.82 160,263,510-93.95
74 Copper and articles thereof 173,202 0.05 1,012,730-82.90
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 9,800-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,928,645 0.56 2,140,826-9.91
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 15,270-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,596 0.00 41,295-96.14
80 Tin and articles thereof 440 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,213 0.00 2,314-47.58
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 215,215 0.06 1,676,741-87.16
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,305,927 0.38 1,118,83816.72
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 31,226,823 9.08 38,652,053-19.21
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 7,721,616 2.25 16,891,576-54.29
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 976,647 0.28 9,199,943-89.38
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16,084,254 4.68 23,533,183-31.65
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 26,652,585 7.75 184,34814,357.76
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,478,875 1.30 4,964,159-9.78
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 35,136 0.01 89,842-60.89
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 759,976 0.22 1,359,721-44.11
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 218,843 0.06 228,940-4.41
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 329,775 0.10 389,191-15.27
SS Classified 602,888 0.18 9 101 045-93.38

Russia’s Imports from Turkmenistan

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 59.35% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (16.05% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 35.02% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (15.26% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.47% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (0.36% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.55% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (65.25% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.37% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (3.02% in 2016).

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2,332,511;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $2,195,703;
  • Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric (HS code 51) - an increase of $780,003.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $214,484,906;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $20,997,725;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $9,716,050;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $4,113,525;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1,655,953;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,089,007;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - a decrease of $280,092.
Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 2,603,426 3.09 270,915860.98
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 645,755 0.77 830,131-22.21
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 204 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 41,765 0.05 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 94,418 0.11 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 110,089 0.13 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 276,591 0.33 99,276178.61
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 16,214 0.02 1,0351,466.57
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 295,675 0.35 10,011,725-97.05
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 119,644 0.14 117,0712.20
29 Organic chemicals 7,662 0.01 0
31 Fertilizers 196,292 0.23 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,521 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 0 0.00 238,012-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 47,268 0.06 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 29,173,022 34.58 50,170,747-41.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 24,975-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 480-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 32,362 0.04 6,492398.49
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 2,223,205 2.63 1,443,20254.05
52 Cotton 31,096,687 36.86 35,210,212-11.68
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 54,545 0.06 47,08715.84
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 3,798-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,222,276 1.45 1,502,368-18.64
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 46,098 0.05 24,58387.52
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 471,713 0.56 479,477-1.62
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 162,003 0.19 178,780-9.38
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 250,016 0.30 1,905,969-86.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 14,549,829 17.24 12,354,12617.77
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 32 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 503-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 2-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 160,323 0.19 100,76759.10
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 154-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 68-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 3,250-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 285-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 364,686 0.43 1,453,693-74.91
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 1,428 0.00 32,564-95.61
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 10,899-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 54,575-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 28,516 0.03 214,513,422-99.99
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 72,000 0.09 19,573267.85
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 216 0.00 9,929-97.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,938 0.01 44,261-86.58
SS Classified 0 0.00 10 500-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia