Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with Bangladesh in 2011

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 2011: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Bangladesh

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Bangladesh totaled $578,029,453, up 61.89% ($220,985,165) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in 2011 totaled $235,134,153, up 44.90% ($72,861,926) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in 2011 totaled $342,895,300, up 76.05% ($148,123,239) from 2010.

Russia’s trade deficit with Bangladesh in 2011 was $107,761,147, a 231.57% increase ($75,261,313) over 2010.

Bangladesh was Russia’s 78th largest trading partner in 2011 (up from 80th in 2010), accounting for 0.0703% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0570% in 2010).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 81st largest export market in 2011 (down from 79th in 2010), accounting for 0.0455% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0409% in 2010).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 63rd largest supplier in 2011 (up from 68th in 2010), accounting for 0.1121% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0851% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Bangladesh

The major share of Russian exports to Bangladesh in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 61.22% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (45.62% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.16% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (15.92% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.36% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (15.69% in 2010);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.03% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (0.10% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.26% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (20.67% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $68,924,603;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $24,654,381;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,863,365;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $2,320,046;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,574,058.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $32,872,961;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $1,969,699;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1,282,292;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1,150,000.
Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
10 Cereals 22,790,614 9.69 24,072,906-5.33
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,569,370 0.67 1,381,82513.57
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,320,046 0.99 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 111,861 0.05 159,127-29.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 31,273 0.01 0
29 Organic chemicals 20,546 0.01 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 15,000-100.00
31 Fertilizers 142,324,232 60.53 73,399,62993.90
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,498 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 618,385-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,410 0.00 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,577,603 0.67 3,54544,402.20
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 120,456 0.05 2,090,155-94.24
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 239,138 0.10 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,664 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 696 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 488 0.00 13,089-96.27
70 Glass and glassware 1,700 0.00 1,00070.00
72 Iron and steel 489,126 0.21 33,362,087-98.53
73 Articles of iron or steel 125,259 0.05 176,306-28.95
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 30 0.00 69-56.52
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,521 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,162,901 1.77 1,299,536220.34
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 864,228 0.37 699,23823.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 47,032,650 20.00 22,378,269110.17
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 1,150,000-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 50,107 0.02 301,024-83.35
SS Classified 11,292,736 4.80 1 151 037881.09

Russia’s Imports from Bangladesh

The major share of Russian imports from Bangladesh in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 92.11% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (91.59% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.49% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (7.99% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $86,199,635;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $37,976,561;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $6,866,725;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $6,251,059;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - an increase of $2,970,840;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $2,141,825;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $1,426,175;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1,144,264.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 17,718,287 5.17 11,467,22854.51
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,206,199 0.35 61,9351,847.52
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,000 0.00 20,626-95.15
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,409,846 1.29 2,268,02194.44
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 37,200 0.01 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,298,576 0.67 1,738,20832.24
30 Pharmaceutical products 405,476 0.12 553,664-26.76
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 15,204 0.00 17,927-15.19
39 Plastics and articles thereof 72,908 0.02 68,4716.48
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,146 0.00 203957.14
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 158,435 0.05 72,615118.18
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,304 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 9,531 0.00 2,764244.83
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,800 0.00 606,233.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,142 0.00 5,617-79.67
52 Cotton 993,298 0.29 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 23,984,890 6.99 21,014,05014.14
54 Man-made filaments 222,088 0.06 386,777-42.58
55 Man-made staple fibers 405,292 0.12 505,524-19.83
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,436,218 0.71 1,623,41650.07
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 84,265 0.02 24,891238.54
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 116 0.00 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 306,519 0.09 120,580154.20
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 183,229,138 53.44 97,029,50388.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 86,576,713 25.25 48,600,15278.14
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 14,573,395 4.25 7,706,67089.10
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,713,695 0.79 1,287,520110.77
65 Headgear and parts thereof 321,387 0.09 98,213227.23
69 Ceramic products 60,004 0.02 66,632-9.95
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,841 0.00 563227.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 657 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 490-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,685 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 6,873 0.00 10,602-35.17
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 510,760 0.15 1,77028,756.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 50,845 0.01 3,2051,486.43
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 45 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 58,376 0.02 12,569364.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 1,292-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,146 0.00 3031,598.35
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia