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

Russia’s Trade with Turkmenistan

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Turkmenistan totaled $200,442,341, up 126.79% ($112,061,012) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $163,118,889, up 164.49% ($101,444,850) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $37,323,452, up 39.75% ($10,616,162) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Turkmenistan in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $125,795,437, a 259.76% increase ($90,828,688) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 72nd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 86th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1208% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0514% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 62nd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 85th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1579% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0550% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Turkmenistan was Russia’s 81st largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 83rd in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0597% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0446% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Turkmenistan

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 50.60% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (21.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.75% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (4.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.06% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (38.67% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.45% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (22.93% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.46% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (9.28% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.14% of Russia’s total exports to Turkmenistan (2.54% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $68,518,451;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $12,362,997;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $10,239,330;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,140,622;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,951,827;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,830,143;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1,584,725;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1,503,681;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,260,875;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1,086,671;
  • 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 $888,441;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $815,113;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $698,658;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $634,107;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $541,923;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $498,572.

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

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $3,258,962;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $3,138,499;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1,391,686.
Russia’s exports to Turkmenistan in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
01 Live animals 727,790 0.45 907,497-19.80
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8,400 0.01 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 449,550 0.28 342,65531.20
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 12,623 0.01 116,493-89.16
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,880 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 129,950 0.08 256,262-49.29
10 Cereals 266,937 0.16 1,658,623-83.91
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 936,135 0.57 825,38513.42
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 83,407 0.05 23,974247.91
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 10,716 0.01 1,700530.35
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 124,400-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,081,587 1.28 5,340,549-61.02
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 69,002 0.04 47,25746.01
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,127,161 0.69 428,503163.05
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,696,143 1.04 609,472178.30
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,836,060 1.13 1,450,52926.58
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 300,652 0.18 60,050400.67
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,331,524 1.43 1,516,41153.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,692,715 1.04 431,840291.98
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 16,700 0.01 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 435,672 0.27 194,178124.37
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 100,692-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,427,485 0.88 1,268,89512.50
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 319,093 0.20 714,921-55.37
29 Organic chemicals 292,314 0.18 154,17989.59
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,459,851 2.73 3,961,27912.59
31 Fertilizers 3,375,325 2.07 1,871,64480.34
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 533,517 0.33 449,23018.76
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,834,880 1.74 1,250,155126.76
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 1,110,328 0.68 873,33627.14
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 87,255 0.05 305,081-71.40
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 49,064 0.03 169,650-71.08
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 26,579 0.02 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,191,847 5.64 12,330,346-25.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,646,643 1.62 816,500224.14
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,905,816 1.78 953,989204.60
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,408 0.00 178691.01
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,855,802 2.36 3,477,91410.87
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 30,771 0.02 138,829-77.84
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,728,101 1.06 2,085,519-17.14
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 27,463 0.02 20,70932.61
54 Man-made filaments 115 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 100,186 0.06 16,950491.07
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 25,974 0.02 10,890138.51
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,537 0.00 2,661-4.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 31,997 0.02 4,231656.25
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 22,020 0.01 13,31565.38
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,847 0.00 5,522-48.44
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,171 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,526 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 581,142 0.36 39,2191,381.79
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 4,215-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 24,920 0.02 121,223-79.44
72 Iron and steel 7,505,610 4.60 6,871,5039.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 74,399,065 45.61 5,880,6141,165.16
74 Copper and articles thereof 10,259 0.01 2074,856.04
75 Nickel and articles thereof 383 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 189,173 0.12 33,365466.98
78 Lead and articles thereof 12,578 0.01 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 5,099-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 10,551-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 77,765 0.05 33,714130.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 341,693 0.21 296,53015.23
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,308,836 3.25 1,168,214354.44
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 1,675,500 1.03 787,059112.88
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 310,441 0.19 20,0471,448.57
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,582,649 7.71 219,6525,628.45
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 10,239,330 6.28 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 469,177 0.29 409,17214.66
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 39,206 0.02 51,521-23.90
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 949 0.00 28,915-96.72
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 37,694 0.02 30,82622.28
SS Classified 0 0.00 330 000-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Turkmenistan

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 39.11% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (52.18% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 37.75% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (40.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 14.16% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (0.03% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.61% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (0.01% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.28% of Russia’s total imports from Turkmenistan (6.96% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $5,283,301;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,933,374;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $2,381,527;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2,089,258;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $625,770;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $363,303;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $277,846.

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

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $3,238,414;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $456,737;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $253,398;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $229,120;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $175,454.
Russia’s imports from Turkmenistan in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 160,861 0.43 111,43844.35
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 915,710 2.45 1,372,447-33.28
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 29,290 0.08 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 229,120-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 119,772 0.32 142,500-15.95
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 3,195-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,600 0.01 3,807-5.44
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,089,258 5.60 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 34,500-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 3,238,414-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14,596,581 39.11 10,663,20736.89
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,718 0.02 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 607 0.00 987-38.50
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 548,715 1.47 645,954-15.05
52 Cotton 9,232,696 24.74 6,851,16934.76
54 Man-made filaments 532,427 1.43 169,124214.81
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 102,163 0.27 31,376225.61
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 118,178 0.32 201,307-41.29
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 19,949 0.05 17,33115.11
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 75,037 0.20 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 10,651 0.03 264,049-95.97
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 625,853 1.68 83753,939.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,822,576 7.56 2,544,73010.92
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 175,454-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 20,160 0.05 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8,920 0.02 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 7,098-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,283,301 14.16 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 429 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia