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Russian trade with Pakistan in 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 Pakistan in 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Pakistan

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Pakistan was $538,962,778, down 26.41% ($193,461,114) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Pakistan in 2019 were $168,663,060, down 59.73% ($250,190,540) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Pakistan in 2019 totaled $370,299,718, up 18.09% ($56,729,426) from 2018.

Russia’s trade balance with Pakistan went from a surplus of $105,283,308 in 2018, to a deficit of $201,636,658 in 2019.

Pakistan was Russia’s 79th largest trading partner in 2019 (down from 76th in 2018), accounting for 0.0809% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1064% in 2018).

Pakistan was Russia’s 90th largest export market in 2019 (down from 76th in 2018), accounting for 0.0399% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0931% in 2018).

Pakistan was Russia’s 63rd largest supplier in 2019 (up from 64th in 2018), accounting for 0.1519% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1317% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Pakistan

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 50.40% of Russia’s total exports to Pakistan (12.00% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.84% of Russia’s total exports to Pakistan (12.29% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 13.68% of Russia’s total exports to Pakistan (10.05% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.30% of Russia’s total exports to Pakistan (21.45% in 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.04% of Russia’s total exports to Pakistan (10.36% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.81% of Russia’s total exports to Pakistan (3.29% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Pakistan in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $36,986,657;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $564,152.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Pakistan in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $58,180,307;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $35,283,731;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $18,138,540;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $10,799,283;
  • 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 $10,135,478;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $6,655,594;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $4,631,718;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $4,062,005;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,146,245;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $2,649,197;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1,598,524;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $1,495,295;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1,284,980;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1,255,181.
Russia’s exports to Pakistan in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 6,852-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 82,808,669 49.10 45,822,01280.72
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 649-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,162,291 0.69 598,13994.32
10 Cereals 920,872 0.55 2,176,053-57.68
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 54,037 0.03 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 59,449 0.04 1,657,973-96.41
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 19,294-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,308,288 0.78 2,593,268-49.55
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 26,796-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,500,101 3.26 40,783,832-86.51
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 14,864,490 8.81 24,999,968-40.54
29 Organic chemicals 2,744,672 1.63 6,806,677-59.68
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,859,192 2.29 10,514,786-63.30
31 Fertilizers 571,031 0.34 2,066,326-72.36
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 40,425 0.02 2,3941,588.60
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 14,502 0.01 54,919-73.59
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 69,378-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 150,544-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 551,604 0.33 525,3884.99
39 Plastics and articles thereof 122,980 0.07 241,593-49.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,639,825 3.34 6,047,484-6.74
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 100,770 0.06 64,91955.22
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 92 0.00 1,201-92.34
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,511,898 0.90 1,952,024-22.55
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 157,346 0.09 631,147-75.07
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 21,386,442 12.68 39,524,982-45.89
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 11,595 0.01 1,199867.06
50 Silk 0 0.00 45-100.00
52 Cotton 2,532 0.00 17,479-85.51
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 28-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 9,625-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 14,455-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 112,275 0.07 353,997-68.28
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 410-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,339 0.00 18,643-82.09
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 120-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 60-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 25,415 0.02 20,39724.60
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 204-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 157,971 0.09 183,236-13.79
72 Iron and steel 18,977,150 11.25 77,157,457-75.40
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,592,700 0.94 12,391,983-87.15
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,467 0.00 38,238-93.55
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4,013 0.00 16,405-75.54
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 23,783 0.01 55,476-57.13
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,141 0.00 1,428-20.10
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 96,594 0.06 142,155-32.05
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 48,284 0.03 31,01655.67
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,180,852 0.70 4,327,097-72.71
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 1,294,362 0.77 1,410,276-8.22
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 53,124 0.03 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 20,014 0.01 259,162-92.28
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 2,649,197-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 507,655 0.30 5,139,373-90.12
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5,539 0.00 27,479-79.84
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 354-100.00
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 11,592 0.01 100,337-88.45
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 45,000-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 316 0.00 459-31.15
SS Classified 1,151,371 0.68 127 102 212-99.09

Russia’s Imports from Pakistan

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 51.21% of Russia’s total imports from Pakistan (54.92% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 31.30% of Russia’s total imports from Pakistan (28.42% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.63% of Russia’s total imports from Pakistan (3.66% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.85% of Russia’s total imports from Pakistan (1.71% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.02% of Russia’s total imports from Pakistan (1.05% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Pakistan in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $24,913,111;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $11,661,271;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $11,082,318;
  • 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 $4,407,911;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $4,189,560;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $4,145,105;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $3,929,236;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $2,184,398;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $1,507,293;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,180,575;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,140,078.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Pakistan in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $6,336,172;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $3,490,943;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $2,560,375;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $1,216,198.
Russia’s imports from Pakistan in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 13,438,496 3.63 9,293,39144.60
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 84,214,171 22.74 59,301,06042.01
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 749-100.00
10 Cereals 13,105,420 3.54 19,441,592-32.59
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 11,038 0.00 11,794-6.41
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 123,700 0.03 162,212-23.74
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 61,933 0.02 31,33397.66
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 400,884 0.11 531,439-24.57
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,801 0.00 795,977.22
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 734 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,028 0.00 1,28358.07
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,669 0.00 10,598-18.20
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,966 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,534,399 1.22 344,8391,214.93
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,246,440 0.34 1,443,921-13.68
26 Ores, slag and ash 297,500 0.08 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 16,437-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 29,800 0.01 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,657,478 2.34 7,476,90315.79
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,013 0.00 4,470-54.97
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,072 0.00 30,491-96.48
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 4,488,051 1.21 558,815703.14
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 22,503 0.01 27,033-16.76
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,805,251 1.03 3,269,43416.39
40 Rubber and articles thereof 135,082 0.04 86,08956.91
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 730,576 0.20 1,603,668-54.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 24,621,607 6.65 20,213,69621.81
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,431 0.00 4,274-19.72
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,794 0.00 21,293-82.18
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 9-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 18-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,479 0.00 1,51663.52
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,796 0.00 10,990-29.06
52 Cotton 13,078,043 3.53 16,568,986-21.07
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 72,354 0.02 0
54 Man-made filaments 1,581,371 0.43 4,141,746-61.82
55 Man-made staple fibers 9,842,815 2.66 7,658,41728.52
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,507 0.00 93,520-97.32
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 54,802 0.01 214,210-74.42
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 35,616 0.01 9,042293.90
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 15,396 0.00 38,261-59.76
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 108,389 0.03 118,964-8.89
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 58,597,391 15.82 46,936,12024.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 74,208,401 20.04 63,126,08317.56
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 20,804,890 5.62 22,021,088-5.52
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10,461,660 2.83 10,584,559-1.16
65 Headgear and parts thereof 758,469 0.20 698,7328.55
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 505 0.00 203148.77
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 814,330 0.22 1,095,215-25.65
69 Ceramic products 99 0.00 4,366-97.73
70 Glass and glassware 5,752 0.00 3,09385.97
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 18,729 0.01 8,994108.24
72 Iron and steel 8,172 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 85,278 0.02 57,63147.97
74 Copper and articles thereof 926 0.00 224,109.09
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,217 0.00 1,236-1.54
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,677,556 0.99 3,240,96413.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,227 0.00 7,913-21.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 371,997 0.10 26,0361,328.78
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 9,053 0.00 18,625-51.39
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 30,307 0.01 30,646-1.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,422,447 1.73 5,282,36921.58
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7,519 0.00 2213,302.26
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 14,815 0.00 26,068-43.17
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 879,052 0.24 762,55915.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,321,108 2.25 6,813,81522.12
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 34,413 0.01 81,162-57.60
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia