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

Russia’s Trade with Turkmenistan

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Turkmenistan was $73,727,389, down 29.92% ($31,473,604) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 were $42,173,052, down 48.01% ($38,938,654) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $31,554,337, up 30.99% ($7,465,050) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Turkmenistan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $10,618,715, a 81.38% decrease ($46,403,704) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 89th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 82nd in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0431% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0753% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 94th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 75th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0383% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0966% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 83rd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 84th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0520% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0432% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Turkmenistan

The major share of Russian exports to Turkmenistan 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) - 33.23% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (29.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 28.82% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (18.59% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 16.31% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (14.32% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.32% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (22.19% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.66% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (10.61% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.95% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (1.83% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.07% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (0.89% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

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

  • 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 $1,183,151;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $862,407;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $651,118;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $603,944;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $268,030;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $128,973.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $9,692,749;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $4,340,676;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $3,705,923;
  • 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 $3,597,848;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $2,469,619;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1,889,580;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $1,850,959;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1,344,531;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $1,307,037;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1,224,952;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $1,163,347;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,117,825;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $941,569;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $902,231;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $868,984;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $867,816;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $842,938;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $650,922;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $532,968;
  • 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 $428,233;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $417,479;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $375,534;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $350,514;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $269,006;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $268,415;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $207,982;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $176,348;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $173,263;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $166,005.
Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 861,097 2.04 257,153234.86
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 11,295-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 506,112 1.20 1,669,459-69.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 106,952 0.25 314,934-66.04
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 140,281 0.33 102,30837.12
10 Cereals 360,287 0.85 1,585,239-77.27
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 685,890 1.63 1,588,121-56.81
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 752,971 1.79 857,667-12.21
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,981 0.00 2,541-22.04
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,227,266 10.02 6,078,225-30.45
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 5,560 0.01 24,893-77.66
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 566,000 1.34 3,035,619-81.35
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 685,758 1.63 701,283-2.21
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,334,445 3.16 2,177,383-38.71
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 103,913 0.25 280,261-62.92
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,568,338 3.72 2,912,869-46.16
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,960,212 4.65 1,097,80578.56
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 20,409 0.05 10,62492.10
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 125,730 0.30 993,546-87.35
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 128,196 0.30 215,287-40.45
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,536,867 3.64 1,268,83721.12
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,415,970 3.36 232,819508.18
29 Organic chemicals 231,503 0.55 126,44083.09
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,035,950 4.83 2,032,8620.15
31 Fertilizers 935,783 2.22 284,665228.73
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 390,104 0.93 1,331,673-70.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,381,876 3.28 3,271,456-57.76
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 643,465 1.53 1,071,698-39.96
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 218,194 0.52 256,048-14.78
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 31,265-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 35,015 0.08 4676,019.57
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,512,079 8.33 4,381,063-19.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 697,396 1.65 863,401-19.23
40 Rubber and articles thereof 658,899 1.56 1,191,867-44.72
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10,435 0.02 11,128-6.23
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,815,709 11.42 9,156,385-47.41
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 28-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 383,628 0.91 254,65550.65
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,640,842 3.89 1,991,356-17.60
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 39,262 0.09 212,525-81.53
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 3,426-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 10,760-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 111,502 0.26 49,515125.19
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 210,010 0.50 585,544-64.13
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 5,314-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,108 0.01 10,436-70.22
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 117,454 0.28 30,534284.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,265 0.01 13,603-83.35
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,369 0.02 7,759-17.91
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 1,057-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 109,300 0.26 162,922-32.91
69 Ceramic products 4,006 0.01 11,264-64.44
70 Glass and glassware 84,909 0.20 1,391,946-93.90
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 162-100.00
72 Iron and steel 1,287,478 3.05 4,993,401-74.22
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,401,766 3.32 2,519,591-44.37
74 Copper and articles thereof 403 0.00 21,719-98.14
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 227,213 0.54 495,628-54.16
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,037-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 440-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 21,380 0.05 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 82,909 0.20 99,805-16.93
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 207,852 0.49 476,858-56.41
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,787,544 4.24 11,480,293-84.43
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 676,646 1.60 4,274,494-84.17
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 35,920 0.09 158,983-77.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 272,177 0.65 923,099-70.51
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 5,975-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 738,146 1.75 1,155,625-36.13
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 15,024 0.04 103,580-85.50
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 34,724 0.08 144,242-75.93
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10,572 0.03 85,965-87.70

Russia’s Imports from Turkmenistan

The major share of Russian imports from Turkmenistan 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) - 47.44% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (57.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 39.95% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (35.69% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.42% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (5.99% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.09% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4,029,763;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1,484,177;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $1,328,106;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $976,167;
  • Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric (HS code 51) - an increase of $575,477;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $299,452;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $202,216.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan 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 $821,669;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $312,742;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $147,105;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - a decrease of $120,314;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $96,709.
Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,555,352 8.10 1,071,175138.56
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 28,567 0.09 341,309-91.63
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 9,467 0.03 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 26,528 0.08 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 53,507 0.17 30,23176.99
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 299,452 0.95 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 976,167 3.09 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 21,694 0.07 34,500-37.12
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 7,662-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,585,616 39.89 8,555,85347.10
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,795 0.02 17,335-55.03
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 855,122 2.71 279,645205.79
52 Cotton 10,492,711 33.25 9,164,60514.49
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 59,357 0.19 10,990440.10
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 277,898 0.88 241,08815.27
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 17,499-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 120,314-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 208,247 0.66 6,0313,352.94
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,282 0.02 101,991-94.82
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,071,135 9.73 3,892,804-21.11
73 Articles of iron or steel 13,218 0.04 160,323-91.76
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,993 0.02 509,886.00
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 113 0.00 1,428-92.09
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 66 0.00 28,516-99.77
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 2,050 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 5,938-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia