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Russian trade in goods with Tajikistan in Q4 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 Tajikistan in the fourth quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Tajikistan

In the 4th quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Tajikistan totaled $204,849,627, up 9.37% ($17,544,673) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Tajikistan in the 4th quarter of 2018 totaled $190,296,475, up 11.00% ($18,860,673) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Tajikistan in the 4th quarter of 2018 were $14,553,152, down 8.29% ($1,316,000) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Tajikistan in the 4th quarter of 2018 was $175,743,323, a 12.97% increase ($20,176,673) over the 4th quarter of 2017.

Tajikistan was Russia’s 75th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2018 (down from 74th in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1096% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1121% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Tajikistan was Russia’s 67th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2018 (down from 64th in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1529% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1667% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Tajikistan was Russia’s 95th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2018 (down from 91st in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0233% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0247% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Tajikistan

The major share of Russian exports to Tajikistan in the 4th quarter of 2018 (and in the 4th quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 36.08% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (25.51% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 24.87% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (25.72% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.75% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (17.68% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.72% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (9.68% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.43% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (10.05% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.33% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (7.29% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Tajikistan in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th quarter of 2017 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 $25,101,575;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $5,441,431;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,782,061;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,299,149;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $912,059;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $660,391;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $610,340.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Tajikistan in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th 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) - a decrease of $7,603,824;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $1,606,248;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1,597,640;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $1,338,304;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $1,113,649;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $1,042,479;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $766,917;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $637,103;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $589,193.
Russia’s exports to Tajikistan in the 4th quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2018
over Q4 2017
01 Live animals 51,018 0.03 14,930241.71
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,794,156 0.94 882,097103.40
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 729,060 0.38 232,069214.16
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,349,779 0.71 1,827,050-26.12
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 16,565 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 167,256 0.09 596,576-71.96
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,076 0.00 3,119158.93
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 257,208 0.14 215,08019.59
10 Cereals 399,478 0.21 63,305531.04
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,514,987 0.80 1,647,799-8.06
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 66,694 0.04 143,332-53.47
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 50-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 18,764,678 9.86 13,323,24740.84
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 441,888 0.23 328,95134.33
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,760,630 0.93 3,098,934-43.19
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,791,169 2.52 6,397,417-25.11
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,982,693 3.14 7,025,172-14.84
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,458,810 0.77 1,223,57819.22
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,264,936 1.72 2,654,59622.99
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,524,269 1.33 2,022,74924.79
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,028,482 0.54 857,06420.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 952,079 0.50 1,541,272-38.23
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 87,923 0.05 262,633-66.52
26 Ores, slag and ash 80,198 0.04 66,06821.39
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 68,499,845 36.00 43,398,27057.84
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,713,888 3.53 14,317,712-53.11
29 Organic chemicals 447,229 0.24 173,842157.26
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,007,912 1.58 2,961,4901.57
31 Fertilizers 10,558 0.01 37,323-71.71
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,416,372 0.74 755,98187.36
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,612,691 1.37 2,392,4099.21
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 2,827,007 1.49 3,329,809-15.10
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 77,885 0.04 30,683153.84
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 456,108 0.24 1,093,211-58.28
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 275 0.00 2,736-89.95
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,188,327 1.15 2,326,530-5.94
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,705,490 1.42 1,406,34192.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,795,128 0.94 1,487,52520.68
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 100 0.00 11809.09
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20,480 0.01 14,70339.29
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 45 0.00 69-34.78
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,044,562 5.80 12,642,202-12.64
45 Cork and articles of cork 50 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 139,361 0.07 285,828-51.24
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,154,881 2.71 3,372,82052.84
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 248,725 0.13 298,255-16.61
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 34-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 20,387 0.01 16,94220.33
55 Man-made staple fibers 9,740 0.01 29,487-66.97
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 313,213 0.16 247,49426.55
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 113,570 0.06 41,727172.17
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 46 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 208,696 0.11 194,0147.57
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 30 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 45,281 0.02 43,9822.95
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 82,743 0.04 24,345239.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 179,395 0.09 150,62919.10
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12,792 0.01 101,882-87.44
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7,217 0.00 3,559102.78
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 44 0.00 257-82.88
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,168 0.00 1,46647.89
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,410,292 0.74 2,523,941-44.12
69 Ceramic products 885,699 0.47 877,6030.92
70 Glass and glassware 1,287,905 0.68 1,475,120-12.69
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 554 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 9,525,823 5.01 9,999,361-4.74
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,851,122 3.07 6,408,564-8.70
74 Copper and articles thereof 23,428 0.01 129,764-81.95
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 67,421 0.04 102,278-34.08
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 15,900-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 76 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 186,424 0.10 142,52230.80
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 394,851 0.21 438,183-9.89
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,991,805 2.10 4,170,231-4.28
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 5,626,461 2.96 5,249,5117.18
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 114,095 0.06 170,923-33.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,670,670 0.88 2,437,587-31.46
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 12,057 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 626,460 0.33 469,11133.54
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,811 0.00 1,24046.05
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 21-100.00
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 516,256 0.27 600,778-14.07
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 98,515 0.05 105,528-6.65
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 150,354 0.08 196,961-23.66
SS Classified 123 0.00 310 019-99.96

Russia’s Imports from Tajikistan

The major share of Russian imports from Tajikistan in the 4th quarter of 2018 (and in the 4th quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 91.67% of Russia’s total imports from Tajikistan (91.66% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.80% of Russia’s total imports from Tajikistan (7.17% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.29% of Russia’s total imports from Tajikistan (0.03% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.13% of Russia’s total imports from Tajikistan (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Tajikistan in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $187,710;
  • 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 $84,877;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $79,071;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $58,369.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Tajikistan in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $1,004,224;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $351,229;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $192,851;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $69,190;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $62,428.
Russia’s imports from Tajikistan in the 4th quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2018
over Q4 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 13,999 0.10 38,954-64.06
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 691,339 4.75 1,042,568-33.69
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 15,860-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 54,785 0.38 14,898267.73
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 84,635 0.58 26,266222.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 84,877 0.58 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 79,071 0.54 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 34 0.00 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 69,190-100.00
52 Cotton 12,553,415 86.26 13,557,639-7.41
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 1,969-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,095-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 34,313-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 62,252 0.43 41,58749.69
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 713,623 4.90 906,474-21.27
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 2,119-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11,060 0.08 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 3,970-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 187,710 1.29 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16,305 0.11 78,733-79.29
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 47 0.00 1,628-97.11
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 31,889-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia