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Russian trade in goods with Bangladesh in Q1 2018

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 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Bangladesh

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Bangladesh was $323,522,347, down 11.73% ($42,985,877) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2018 were $77,790,476, down 43.24% ($59,268,897) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $245,731,871, up 7.10% ($16,283,020) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $167,941,395, a 81.78% increase ($75,551,917) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

Bangladesh was Russia’s 60th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 52nd in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2052% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2851% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 74th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 59th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0755% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1645% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 35th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 36th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.4500% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.5075% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Bangladesh

The major share of Russian exports to Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 42.09% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (39.92% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 23.67% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (7.38% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.26% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (23.32% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.30% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (21.50% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.06% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (1.97% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.84% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (4.45% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $9,396,635;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $8,380,446;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $2,866,616;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,617,039;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $368,123;
  • 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 $261,650.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 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) - a decrease of $25,505,287;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $25,023,368;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $24,367,530;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $5,488,432;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $1,411,190;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $236,304.
Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 194,983 0.25 136,89742.43
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 62,880 0.08 13,300372.78
10 Cereals 29,528,115 37.96 54,551,483-45.87
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,866,616 3.69 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 24,178 0.03 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 14,018 0.02 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 11,354 0.01 9,31821.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 857 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 42,289 0.05 8,549394.67
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 928,320 1.19 806,86215.05
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 23,360-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,233,303 2.87 1,865,18019.74
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 567,883 0.73 306,23385.44
29 Organic chemicals 18,357 0.02 72,210-74.58
30 Pharmaceutical products 34,094 0.04 105,200-67.59
31 Fertilizers 12,938 0.02 5,501,370-99.76
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 15,080 0.02 53,891-72.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 7,200-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 2,957-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 580 0.00 7,912-92.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,480 0.01 42,788-87.19
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 342,881 0.44 1,754,071-80.45
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 51,965 0.07 251,733-79.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,850,089 6.23 29,217,619-83.40
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,844-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 17,949 0.02 4124,256.55
70 Glass and glassware 929 0.00 129,563-99.28
72 Iron and steel 18,284,800 23.51 9,904,35484.61
73 Articles of iron or steel 81,119 0.10 201,712-59.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 452 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 41,241 0.05 6606,148.64
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 4,185-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,065 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,821 0.00 5,838-51.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,789 0.00 295506.44
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,856,912 3.67 1,239,873130.42
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 4,879,223 6.27 30,384,510-83.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 86,300 0.11 4,0622,024.57
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 9,396,635 12.08 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 98,105 0.13 334,409-70.66
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 198,428 0.26 26,529647.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 28,046 0.04 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11 0.00 0
SS Classified 8,391 0.01 82 994-89.89

Russia’s Imports from Bangladesh

The major share of Russian imports from Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 97.48% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (97.56% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.66% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (1.81% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $14,313,970;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $5,415,939.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $2,028,508;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - a decrease of $1,108,698;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $1,038,887.
Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,651,058 0.67 1,717,469-3.87
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 449,093 0.18 296,82451.30
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,980,310 0.81 2,136,574-7.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,739 0.00 5,89314.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 38,319 0.02 64,245-40.35
40 Rubber and articles thereof 107 0.00 6955.07
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3,540 0.00 1,99877.18
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,227,256 0.50 721,85070.02
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 57,302 0.02 32,26277.61
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 139-100.00
52 Cotton 15,151 0.01 10,78840.44
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2,936,696 1.20 4,045,394-27.41
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 1,774-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 621,956 0.25 542,86714.57
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,201 0.00 205,515-99.42
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 50 0.00 1,895-97.36
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 118,849,546 48.37 104,535,57613.69
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 107,081,821 43.58 101,665,8825.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,369,292 2.19 6,408,179-16.21
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,209,668 1.71 6,238,176-32.52
65 Headgear and parts thereof 447,188 0.18 182,992144.38
69 Ceramic products 84,491 0.03 99,741-15.29
70 Glass and glassware 6 0.00 146-95.89
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 203-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 52 0.00 0
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 496,510 0.20 266,16386.54
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 320-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 31,910 0.01 25,22726.49
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 172,121 0.07 166,6593.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 445 0.00 73,899-99.40
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 43 0.00 132-67.42
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia