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Russian trade in goods with Bangladesh in Q1 2019

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 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Bangladesh

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Bangladesh totaled $384,107,673, up 18.73% ($60,585,326) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $118,857,929, up 52.79% ($41,067,453) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $265,249,744, up 7.94% ($19,517,873) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $146,391,815, a 12.83% decrease ($21,549,580) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Bangladesh was Russia’s 56th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 60th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2440% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2052% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 68th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 74th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1139% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0755% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 34th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 35th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.5001% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.4500% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Bangladesh

The major share of Russian exports to Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 80.51% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (42.09% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.53% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (23.67% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.85% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (4.06% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.96% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (22.26% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.85% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (0.84% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.72% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (6.30% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $59,763,007;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $10,019,666;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $4,580,945;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $805,524;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $803,266;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $753,468;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $607,059;
  • 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 $519,479.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $15,902,973;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $9,046,635;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $4,850,089;
  • 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 $4,197,844;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,918,115;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1,323,785.
Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,775,928 4.02 194,9832,349.41
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 62,880-100.00
10 Cereals 89,291,122 75.12 29,528,115202.39
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,542,831 1.30 2,866,616-46.18
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 24,178-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 14,018-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,711 0.00 11,354-58.51
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 857-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 78,345 0.07 42,28985.26
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,733,844 1.46 928,32086.77
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,840,362 2.39 2,233,30327.18
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,087,362 0.91 567,88391.48
29 Organic chemicals 86,900 0.07 18,357373.39
30 Pharmaceutical products 29,988 0.03 34,094-12.04
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 12,938-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 59,036 0.05 15,080291.49
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 803,266 0.68 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 92,500 0.08 58015,848.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 36,279 0.03 5,480562.03
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 430,017 0.36 342,88125.41
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 40 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 753,468 0.63 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 107,403 0.09 51,965106.68
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 4,850,089-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,063 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 138,199 0.12 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 102,426 0.09 17,949470.65
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 929-100.00
72 Iron and steel 2,381,827 2.00 18,284,800-86.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,100,785 8.50 81,11912,351.81
74 Copper and articles thereof 400 0.00 452-11.50
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 41,241-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,295 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,065-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 12,381 0.01 2,821338.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 18,209 0.02 1,789917.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 938,797 0.79 2,856,912-67.14
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 681,379 0.57 4,879,223-86.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 112 0.00 86,300-99.87
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 350,000 0.29 9,396,635-96.28
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 365,049 0.31 98,105272.10
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 782 0.00 198,428-99.61
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9,996 0.01 28,046-64.36
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 827 0.00 117,418.18
SS Classified 0 0.00 8 391-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Bangladesh

The major share of Russian imports from Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 96.60% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (97.48% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.51% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (1.66% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $9,990,468;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $7,896,136;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2,334,078;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $864,614.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 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 $1,584,506.
Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,985,136 1.50 1,651,058141.37
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 483,621 0.18 449,0937.69
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,187,842 0.82 1,980,31010.48
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 6,739-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 69,779 0.03 38,31982.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 345 0.00 107222.43
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 3,540-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,296,419 0.49 1,227,2565.64
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 77,150 0.03 57,30234.64
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 19 0.00 0
52 Cotton 5,682 0.00 15,151-62.50
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2,450,817 0.92 2,936,696-16.55
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 457,063 0.17 621,956-26.51
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 92,986 0.04 1,2017,642.38
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 50-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 128,840,014 48.57 118,849,5468.41
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 114,977,957 43.35 107,081,8217.37
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,784,786 1.43 5,369,292-29.51
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,074,282 1.91 4,209,66820.54
65 Headgear and parts thereof 537,345 0.20 447,18820.16
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 243 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 118,238 0.04 84,49139.94
70 Glass and glassware 3,880 0.00 664,566.67
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,377 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 1,482 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 306 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 52-100.00
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 176,314 0.07 496,510-64.49
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,828 0.00 31,910-88.00
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 568,634 0.21 172,121230.37
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 47,199 0.02 44510,506.52
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 43-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia