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Russian trade with Turkmenistan 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 Turkmenistan in 2011: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Turkmenistan

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Turkmenistan totaled $1,297,650,101, up 43.33% ($392,269,545) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in 2011 totaled $1,155,063,417, up 52.51% ($397,699,408) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in 2011 were $142,586,684, down 3.67% ($5,429,863) from 2010.

Russia’s trade surplus with Turkmenistan in 2011 was $1,012,476,733, a 66.16% increase ($403,129,271) over 2010.

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 63rd largest trading partner in 2011 (down from 62nd in 2010), accounting for 0.1578% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1446% in 2010).

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 53rd largest export market in 2011 (up from 56th in 2010), accounting for 0.2235% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1907% in 2010).

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 76th largest supplier in 2011 (down from 72nd in 2010), accounting for 0.0466% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0647% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Turkmenistan

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 39.05% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (32.14% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 27.56% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (22.17% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.94% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (11.86% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.07% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (7.22% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.80% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (5.36% in 2010).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $181,096,465;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $172,041,126;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $18,445,949;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $14,068,663;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $13,015,110;
  • 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 $8,788,439;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $5,197,430;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $4,755,855;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $4,679,513;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $3,556,585;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,506,930.

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

  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $32,236,657;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $19,937,034;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $18,255,881;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $4,214,910;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $3,639,582.
Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
01 Live animals 43,446 0.00 1,5942,625.60
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,253 0.00 38,207-88.87
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 700,527 0.06 456,62853.41
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,606,255 0.57 5,497,00320.18
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 59,794 0.01 42,20441.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 500,003 0.04 392,44627.41
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,486 0.00 4,465-66.72
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 168,934 0.01 197,972-14.67
10 Cereals 6,725,606 0.58 10,940,516-38.53
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 8,156,862 0.71 2,959,432175.62
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 24,622 0.00 30,289-18.71
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 16,567-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15,760,836 1.36 19,400,418-18.76
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,199,680 0.28 2,247,54142.36
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 10,607,336 0.92 5,851,48181.28
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 15,229,391 1.32 11,850,73328.51
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 9,728,416 0.84 7,788,06624.91
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,517,497 0.22 2,384,4435.58
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,468,816 0.82 7,866,81320.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,188,388 1.06 9,047,15334.72
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 157,981 0.01 207,731-23.95
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,424,825 0.12 2,595,200-45.10
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,025,016 0.44 3,932,43827.78
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 29,111-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,050,384 0.35 2,801,88644.56
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,728,349 0.24 1,423,07991.72
29 Organic chemicals 1,346,510 0.12 766,17875.74
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,016,430 0.52 4,585,80931.20
31 Fertilizers 5,030,819 0.44 351,3061,332.03
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,582,264 0.22 1,684,84353.26
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,086,821 0.44 3,528,79944.15
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 6,475,534 0.56 3,279,72197.44
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 252,185 0.02 95,952162.82
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,418,631 0.12 1,544,841-8.17
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 185,733 0.02 394,961-52.97
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,757,774 0.93 11,187,503-3.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,694,592 0.75 5,187,66267.60
40 Rubber and articles thereof 19,584,739 1.70 20,625,142-5.04
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 237,178 0.02 24,210879.67
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 47,954,480 4.15 34,939,37037.25
45 Cork and articles of cork 668 0.00 98581.63
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,486 0.00 678119.17
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,524,053 0.56 4,496,62645.09
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 905,719 0.08 1,155,442-21.61
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 351,740 0.03 6,7875,082.55
52 Cotton 19,385 0.00 634,197-96.94
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 580 0.00 49,950-98.84
54 Man-made filaments 32,834 0.00 12,570161.21
55 Man-made staple fibers 330,105 0.03 132,375149.37
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,699,661 0.15 1,528,65311.19
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 199 0.00 39,800-99.50
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 37,190 0.00 38,056-2.28
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,888,189 0.25 1,502,05192.28
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 41,919 0.00 1,6142,497.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 906,221 0.08 1,002,989-9.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 163,005 0.01 275,718-40.88
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 166,704 0.01 74,287124.41
65 Headgear and parts thereof 48,323 0.00 28,20671.32
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 202-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 6 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8,570,598 0.74 8,932,500-4.05
69 Ceramic products 534,036 0.05 110,707382.39
70 Glass and glassware 3,291,883 0.28 2,086,78057.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 208,022 0.02 282,824-26.45
72 Iron and steel 64,527,641 5.59 84,464,675-23.60
73 Articles of iron or steel 245,903,720 21.29 73,862,594232.92
74 Copper and articles thereof 790,934 0.07 22,9803,341.84
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,391,098 0.21 3,940,866-39.33
78 Lead and articles thereof 12,975 0.00 6220,827.42
79 Zinc and articles thereof 104 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 242 0.00 480-49.58
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 30,192 0.00 12,174148.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,365,269 0.20 3,334,719-29.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,334,647 0.20 2,264,2303.11
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 83,664,493 7.24 65,218,54428.28
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 42,656,110 3.69 33,867,67125.95
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 4,337,553 0.38 780,968455.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 38,348,864 3.32 56,604,745-32.25
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 254,564,858 22.04 73,468,393246.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 27,536,739 2.38 13,468,076104.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 131,049 0.01 64,719102.49
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 4,354,289 0.38 36,590,946-88.10
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 152,304 0.01 104,47045.79
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 60,976 0.01 133,803-54.43
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,749 0.00 0
SS Classified 123,472,692 10.69 100 566 07122.78

Russia’s Imports from Turkmenistan

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 45.35% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (35.78% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 34.64% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (45.83% in 2010);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 17.09% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (3.70% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.67% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (13.77% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.17% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (0.86% in 2010).

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $18,897,972;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $6,902,750;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - an increase of $1,587,127;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $1,110,445;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $960,220;
  • Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric (HS code 51) - an increase of $952,535;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $904,118;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $771,199;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $529,363.

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $17,290,700;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $8,736,430;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $8,360,408;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1,905,587;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $860,855;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - a decrease of $860,826.
Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
01 Live animals 0 0.00 1,107-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 342,591 0.24 363,864-5.85
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,229,633 0.86 700,27075.59
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 22,438-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 95,485 0.07 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 41,495-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 140,714-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 4,647-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 24,369,298 17.09 5,471,326345.40
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 664,654 0.47 1,525,509-56.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 48,730,183 34.18 66,020,883-26.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 295,093-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 120 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 15,651 0.01 12,21028.18
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,203 0.00 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,336 0.01 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 2,788,869 1.96 1,836,33451.87
52 Cotton 34,804,781 24.41 34,033,5822.27
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,991,310 1.40 880,865126.06
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,855,742 1.30 268,615590.86
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 53,517 0.04 54,076-1.03
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 911,488 0.64 1,772,314-48.57
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,148,324 1.51 1,188,10480.82
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,521,802 1.77 2,255,04611.83
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 17,581,176 12.33 10,678,42664.64
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 80 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 41,829 0.03 66,539-37.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 433-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 386-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 1,014-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 35 0.00 15133.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,297,283 0.91 10,033,713-87.07
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 142,737 0.10 37,302282.65
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 35,115 0.02 8,395,523-99.58
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 1,905,587-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 912,147 0.64 8,02911,260.66
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 36,230 0.03 1,0883,229.96
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 865 0.00 0
SS Classified 7,200 0.01 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia