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Russian trade in goods with Bangladesh in Q4 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 fourth quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Bangladesh

In the 4th quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Bangladesh totaled $766,710,655, up 50.07% ($255,804,587) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2019 totaled $564,209,472, up 74.26% ($240,432,432) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2019 totaled $202,501,183, up 8.21% ($15,372,155) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2019 was $361,708,289, a 164.70% increase ($225,060,277) over the 4th quarter of 2018.

Bangladesh was Russia’s 43rd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 50th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.4263% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2735% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 41st largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 53rd in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.5045% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2601% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 44th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 46th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2977% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3002% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Bangladesh

The major share of Russian exports to Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2019 (and in the 4th quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 43.33% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (40.59% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 23.54% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (24.71% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 18.11% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (6.33% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.07% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (15.22% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.94% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (3.16% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.41% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (9.14% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $115,618,617;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $87,482,415;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $78,657,584;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,950,816.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - a decrease of $30,404,800;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $29,154,252;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $20,342,065;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $4,751,074;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $2,416,744.
Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 4,277-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,889,526 0.33 2,032,979-7.06
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 8,140-100.00
10 Cereals 240,899,395 42.70 125,280,77892.29
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,635,653 0.29 4,052,397-59.64
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 49,036 0.01 37,23931.68
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,326 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,794,454 0.32 507,469253.61
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9,175,033 1.63 9,726,126-5.67
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,274,694 0.23 245,702418.80
29 Organic chemicals 55,761 0.01 80,205-30.48
30 Pharmaceutical products 33,916 0.01 0
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 29,154,252-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 337,632 0.06 0
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 0 0.00 4,558-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,621 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 11,021 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 83,267 0.01 30,522172.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 421,369 0.07 23,4431,697.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 80,411 0.01 70,54513.99
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 480,533 0.09 311,47854.28
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 26,882 0.00 5,211415.87
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 273 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 144,253 0.03 149,052-3.22
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 756,070 0.13 1,058,927-28.60
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 27,731,086 4.92 48,073,151-42.31
52 Cotton 2,547 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 58,950 0.01 4,0861,342.73
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 117 0.00 567-79.37
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,009 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 25,578 0.00 15316,617.65
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 166,585 0.03 13,7201,114.18
65 Headgear and parts thereof 379 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 37 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 389,864 0.07 59,319557.23
70 Glass and glassware 1,110 0.00 1,547-28.25
72 Iron and steel 2,318,413 0.41 1,471,96957.50
73 Articles of iron or steel 97,650,063 17.31 18,992,479414.15
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,665 0.00 2,433132.84
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,960,664 0.35 9,84819,809.26
78 Lead and articles thereof 602 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 19 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 103,523 0.02 10697,563.21
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 166,398 0.03 16,111932.82
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 99,667,395 17.66 12,184,980717.95
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 31,981,262 5.67 62,386,062-48.74
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 42,463-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 4,751,074-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,160,832 0.21 642,12180.78
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 219 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 200,540 0.04 5,9343,279.51
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 20,259 0.00 5,822247.97
SS Classified 41,443,230 7.35 2 329 7951,678.84

Russia’s Imports from Bangladesh

The major share of Russian imports from Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2019 (and in the 4th quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 97.74% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (95.66% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.38% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (3.41% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th 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 $10,532,590;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $4,808,407;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - an increase of $1,942,360;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $1,490,878.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $2,362,370;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $935,292.
Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,494,213 0.74 3,856,583-61.26
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 300,355-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,297,225 0.64 2,232,517-41.89
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,600 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 78,292 0.04 3,7771,972.86
40 Rubber and articles thereof 292 0.00 0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 50,118 0.02 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,055,893 0.52 675,15156.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 128 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 60,556 0.03 34,10577.56
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2 0.00 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1 0.00 0
52 Cotton 11,685 0.01 10,07415.99
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5,392,605 2.66 3,450,24556.30
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 600,702 0.30 604,648-0.65
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 90,494 0.04 160,840-43.74
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 324 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 106,355,573 52.52 95,822,98310.99
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 75,213,115 37.14 70,404,7086.83
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,526,169 2.24 3,035,29149.12
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,270,722 2.60 5,314,188-0.82
65 Headgear and parts thereof 467,616 0.23 203,201130.12
69 Ceramic products 154,457 0.08 122,26326.33
70 Glass and glassware 1,114 0.00 293,741.38
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 170-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 13 0.00 0
74 Copper and articles thereof 139 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 168 0.00 35,500.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,629 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 166,823 0.08 723,658-76.95
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 34,765-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 30,060 0.01 8,181267.44
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 33,299 0.02 14,101136.15
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 142,065 0.07 117,19221.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 91 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia