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Russian trade in goods with Bangladesh in Q2 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 second quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Bangladesh

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Bangladesh totaled $403,109,407, up 30.93% ($95,230,131) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $165,320,316, up 93.84% ($80,031,701) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $237,789,091, up 6.83% ($15,198,430) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Bangladesh in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $72,468,775, a 47.22% decrease ($64,833,271) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Bangladesh was Russia’s 57th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 59th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2359% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2203% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 68th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 73rd in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1500% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1016% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 40th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 45th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3917% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3990% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Bangladesh

The major share of Russian exports to Bangladesh in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 68.31% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (19.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.08% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (60.84% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.63% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (0.74% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.48% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (1.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.95% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (7.90% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.93% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (3.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $89,698,982;
  • 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 $11,559,465;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $9,918,555;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $7,517,369;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $5,994,129;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,045,908;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $3,840,913;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1,418,556;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,001,591;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $837,045.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 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 $50,606,945;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $524,224.
Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 11,193,284 6.77 5,199,155115.29
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 105,153 0.06 46,104128.08
10 Cereals 99,781,214 60.36 10,082,232889.67
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,850,381 1.12 1,013,33682.60
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 1,111-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 15,173-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 20,513-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 3,553-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,000 0.00 11,427-82.50
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,292,766 0.78 1,413,613-8.55
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,205,520 3.15 1,364,607281.47
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 348,962 0.21 434,339-19.66
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 27,705-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 33,579 0.02 0
31 Fertilizers 7,595,775 4.59 6,177,21922.96
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 24,794 0.01 68,509-63.81
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 5,246-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 82,879 0.05 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 65,589 0.04 2,7372,296.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 31,062 0.02 24,90624.72
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 790,937 0.48 1,105,820-28.48
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 209 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 193,716 0.12 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 68,558-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 351,167 0.21 70,833395.77
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10,411,055 6.30 492,5002,013.92
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,663 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 8,146-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 196 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 673 0.00 6434.67
65 Headgear and parts thereof 171 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 152,840 0.09 17,664765.26
70 Glass and glassware 36,810 0.02 28131,364.29
72 Iron and steel 7,830,318 4.74 312,9492,402.11
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,110,899 0.67 109,308916.30
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 42,546 0.03 566,770-92.49
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,174 0.00 346817.34
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 70,762 0.04 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,334,811 2.62 288,9031,400.44
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 12,310,715 7.45 751,2501,538.70
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,123 0.00 50,611,068-99.99
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 240,000-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 20,821 0.01 2,472742.27
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 58 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 30,616 0.02 14,797106.91
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 39 0.00 0
SS Classified 8,039 0.00 4 715 075-99.83

Russia’s Imports from Bangladesh

The major share of Russian imports from Bangladesh in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 97.26% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (96.83% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.89% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (2.30% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd 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 $15,006,923;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $3,271,879.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $1,013,885;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $845,605.
Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,086,733 0.88 2,136,302-2.32
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 28,600 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 23,823-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 173,550 0.07 470,424-63.11
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,204,476 0.93 2,495,018-11.64
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 6,221-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 20,074 0.01 25,990-22.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,164-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 8,157 0.00 11,570-29.50
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,135,394 0.48 952,60119.19
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 40,970 0.02 32,20927.20
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 191 0.00 63203.17
52 Cotton 2,188 0.00 6,450-66.08
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4,832,456 2.03 5,476,108-11.75
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,028,931 0.43 931,04810.51
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,527 0.00 169,654-99.10
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 1,948-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 119,749,480 50.36 104,742,55714.33
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 98,563,856 41.45 95,291,9773.43
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,772,008 2.01 5,785,893-17.52
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,020,202 0.85 2,865,807-29.51
65 Headgear and parts thereof 298,215 0.13 261,32214.12
69 Ceramic products 101,943 0.04 70,34344.92
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 50 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 97 0.00 804-87.94
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 22 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 181-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,407 0.01 3,178321.87
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 414,444 0.17 252,79063.95
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 66,125 0.03 5,0441,210.96
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 29,801 0.01 83,607-64.36
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 120,091 0.05 238,491-49.65
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 70,995 0.03 247,818-71.35
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 256-100.00
SS Classified 5,100 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia