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Russian trade in goods with Bangladesh in Q3 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 third quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Bangladesh

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Bangladesh totaled $545,523,944, up 39.72% ($155,082,485) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $284,752,690, up 70.89% ($118,119,730) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $260,771,254, up 16.52% ($36,962,755) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade balance with Bangladesh went from a deficit of $57,175,539 in the 3rd quarter of 2018, to a surplus of $23,981,436 in the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Bangladesh was Russia’s 49th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 51st in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.3289% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2269% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 51st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 68th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2756% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1485% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 38th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 43rd in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.4169% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3738% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Bangladesh

The major share of Russian exports to Bangladesh in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 39.75% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (70.95% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.76% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (1.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.85% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (3.75% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.95% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (16.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.79% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (1.73% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.37% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (5.95% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $21,423,376;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $8,897,575;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $8,015,869;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $4,379,500;
  • 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 $2,821,345;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $2,697,039;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,501,531;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1,389,827;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,010,621.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $23,226,929;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $6,123,586;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2,561,097;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1,222,270;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,147,777;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1,095,881.
Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,913,865 0.67 3,061,642-37.49
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 45,540-100.00
10 Cereals 110,600,395 38.84 113,161,492-2.26
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 643,403 0.23 1,865,673-65.51
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,664 0.00 3,66527.26
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,939 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 16,264 0.01 84,699-80.80
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 732,420 0.26 631,65315.95
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,155,169 1.11 9,278,755-66.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 242,770 0.09 767,952-68.39
30 Pharmaceutical products 50,547 0.02 0
31 Fertilizers 21,423,376 7.52 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 111,168 0.04 3,0163,585.94
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,386 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 719 0.00 54432.17
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 47,924 0.02 1,143,805-95.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 58,236 0.02 142,232-59.06
40 Rubber and articles thereof 155,115 0.05 59,905158.93
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 346,086 0.12 260,61732.79
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 815 0.00 41297.82
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 712 0.00 39,417-98.19
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 876,378 0.31 437,317100.40
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 852,593 0.30 572,52948.92
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,208,000 2.18 1,828,500239.51
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 11,188 0.00 9,00324.27
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 303 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,758 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12,253 0.00 1,965523.56
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 713 0.00 6,650-89.28
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,534 0.00 1,079412.88
65 Headgear and parts thereof 242,843 0.09 47950,597.91
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 443,748 0.16 148,373199.08
69 Ceramic products 4,578 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 118,252 0.04 0
72 Iron and steel 1,849,943 0.65 25,076,872-92.62
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,612,562 3.73 1,714,987518.81
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,699,547 0.95 2,508107,537.44
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,505,675 0.53 4,14436,233.86
80 Tin and articles thereof 63,000 0.02 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,812 0.00 2,12432.39
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 45,327 0.02 3,8171,087.50
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 162,086 0.06 23,294595.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,397,490 2.95 381,6212,100.48
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 8,350,848 2.93 5,529,50351.02
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 11,337 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 662 0.00 291127.49
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,389,827 0.49 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,345,664 0.47 335,043301.64
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 1,700-100.00
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 340,991 0.12 36947,097.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,610 0.00 4817,837.50
SS Classified 99,672,195 35.00 58171,848,512.07

Russia’s Imports from Bangladesh

The major share of Russian imports from Bangladesh in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 97.12% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (96.87% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.97% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (2.33% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd 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 $17,233,866;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $15,119,868;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $3,165,898;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $1,180,459;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $805,666.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $893,660.
Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,309,092 0.89 3,202,752-27.90
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 38,400 0.01 4,800700.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 765,536 0.29 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,032,873 0.78 2,014,7020.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 2,506-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 53,837 0.02 11,197380.82
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,644,425 0.63 838,75996.05
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,227 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 78,812 0.03 65,63820.07
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9 0.00 0
52 Cotton 7,466 0.00 4,44867.85
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4,392,362 1.68 4,660,901-5.76
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 880,832 0.34 800,08410.09
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 133,459 0.05 63,602109.83
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 23 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 124,044,933 47.57 106,811,06716.13
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 108,712,379 41.69 93,592,51116.15
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,675,031 1.41 2,494,57247.32
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11,229,698 4.31 8,063,80039.26
65 Headgear and parts thereof 187,613 0.07 304,912-38.47
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 18-100.00
69 Ceramic products 132,621 0.05 80,92463.88
70 Glass and glassware 9,164 0.00 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 253 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 81-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 960 0.00 3,560-73.03
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 258,774 0.10 561,775-53.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 3,558-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,609 0.00 28,222-65.95
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 66,170 0.03 92,377-28.37
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 103,414 0.04 100,9852.41
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 282 0.00 748-62.30
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia