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

Russia’s Trade with Tajikistan

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Tajikistan totaled $990,006,700, up 10.76% ($96,143,377) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Tajikistan in 2019 totaled $953,100,575, up 12.19% ($103,545,487) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Tajikistan in 2019 were $36,906,125, down 16.71% ($7,402,110) from 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Tajikistan in 2019 was $916,194,450, a 13.78% increase ($110,947,597) over 2018.

Tajikistan was Russia’s 69th largest trading partner in 2019 (just as in 2018), accounting for 0.1485% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1299% in 2018).

Tajikistan was Russia’s 55th largest export market in 2019 (up from 58th in 2018), accounting for 0.2254% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1888% in 2018).

Tajikistan was Russia’s 97th largest supplier in 2019 (down from 94th in 2018), accounting for 0.0151% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0186% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Tajikistan

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 30.63% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (26.57% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 21.99% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (17.80% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.71% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (13.64% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.21% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (6.81% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.85% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (10.22% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.47% of Russia’s total exports to Tajikistan (9.41% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Tajikistan in 2019 over 2018 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 $66,355,441;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $23,373,698;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $20,441,601;
  • 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 $19,924,242;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $17,694,734;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $8,282,842;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4,030,262;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $3,557,455.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $22,943,341;
  • 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 $16,464,142;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $14,693,972;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $7,472,977;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,881,969;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $3,789,323.
Russia’s exports to Tajikistan in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 495,204 0.05 530,202-6.60
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,407,804 0.57 4,351,96024.26
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,037,502 0.42 3,239,94224.62
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,756,374 0.71 5,860,38415.29
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 22,220 0.00 10,881104.21
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 268,357 0.03 126,179112.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 584,111 0.06 879,736-33.60
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 380,795 0.04 50,794649.69
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,461,129 0.15 1,463,506-0.16
10 Cereals 1,625,867 0.17 631,837157.32
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,591,083 0.38 5,390,445-33.38
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 316,521 0.03 491,954-35.66
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 21,112 0.00 19510,726.67
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 22 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 65,391,442 6.86 47,696,70837.10
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,677,029 0.18 1,243,18734.90
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 29,375,820 3.08 6,002,122389.42
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 20,327,587 2.13 16,770,13221.21
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 29,259,853 3.07 20,977,01139.49
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,595,130 0.69 5,324,06023.87
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,134,838 1.38 11,126,44318.05
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 13,923,022 1.46 11,272,17123.52
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,980,126 0.42 3,044,66130.72
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 946,746 0.10 4,736,069-80.01
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 308,965 0.03 368,387-16.13
26 Ores, slag and ash 220,038 0.02 231,757-5.06
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 291,452,047 30.58 225,096,60629.48
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 73,189,437 7.68 53,265,19537.41
29 Organic chemicals 1,166,140 0.12 1,026,80713.57
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,618,572 1.11 8,629,11223.06
31 Fertilizers 2,060,051 0.22 2,285,085-9.85
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,236,307 0.55 5,372,394-2.53
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9,371,728 0.98 7,668,68622.21
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 11,050,337 1.16 13,174,003-16.12
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 223,465 0.02 195,83214.11
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 4,291,109 0.45 2,679,75160.13
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,952 0.00 6,438-38.61
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,547,799 0.58 6,497,657-14.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,499,078 1.31 8,468,81647.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,959,719 0.52 6,650,557-25.42
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 26,171 0.00 6673,823.69
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 140,631 0.01 48,476190.10
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 84,287 0.01 45187,204.44
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 60,781,579 6.38 40,339,97850.67
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 353-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 132 0.00 567-76.72
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 711,400 0.07 521,92036.30
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16,173,520 1.70 16,178,604-0.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 554,426 0.06 816,709-32.11
50 Silk 1,143 0.00 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 418,423 0.04 0
52 Cotton 489,069 0.05 5,3229,089.57
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 31 0.00 200-84.50
54 Man-made filaments 105,892 0.01 20,945405.57
55 Man-made staple fibers 178,489 0.02 10,8061,551.76
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,127,692 0.12 1,304,473-13.55
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,937,301 0.20 325,511495.16
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 36,211 0.00 4678,619.57
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 893,907 0.09 820,2028.99
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 48-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 105,484 0.01 176,710-40.31
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,108,509 0.22 170,8391,134.21
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 350,115 0.04 377,141-7.17
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 272,327 0.03 167,10462.97
65 Headgear and parts thereof 238,924 0.03 16,4291,354.28
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2,343 0.00 5,013-53.26
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 8,352 0.00 4,159100.82
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,652,794 0.59 8,486,695-33.39
69 Ceramic products 3,495,993 0.37 3,792,109-7.81
70 Glass and glassware 4,669,425 0.49 4,180,04411.71
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 457 0.00 604-24.34
72 Iron and steel 37,753,774 3.96 60,697,115-37.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 15,652,887 1.64 23,125,864-32.31
74 Copper and articles thereof 86,482 0.01 305,452-71.69
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 270,303 0.03 450,401-39.99
78 Lead and articles thereof 213 0.00 106100.94
79 Zinc and articles thereof 10,001 0.00 1616,111.80
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 36,166 0.00 5077,033.33
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 263,691 0.03 394,255-33.12
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,709,190 0.18 1,814,499-5.80
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15,472,567 1.62 21,354,536-27.54
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 18,421,204 1.93 34,885,346-47.20
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 426,928 0.04 239,11478.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,391,236 0.67 21,085,208-69.69
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 620 0.00 35,894-98.27
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,893,719 0.20 2,338,178-19.01
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,415 0.00 2,29648.74
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 377 0.00 251,408.00
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 3,121,087 0.33 3,759,185-16.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 177,182 0.02 160,51910.38
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 616,872 0.06 543,68113.46
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 455 0.00 0
SS Classified 108,448,741 11.38 107 753 3650.65

Russia’s Imports from Tajikistan

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 78.75% of Russia’s total imports from Tajikistan (85.56% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.97% of Russia’s total imports from Tajikistan (6.34% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.92% of Russia’s total imports from Tajikistan (6.37% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.08% of Russia’s total imports from Tajikistan (0.43% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Tajikistan 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 $881,832;
  • 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 $754,769;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $398,385;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $269,969;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $178,711;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $116,331.

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

  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $9,455,134;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $261,282;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $172,941.
Russia’s imports from Tajikistan in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
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 102,504 0.28 106,892-4.11
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,248,419 8.80 2,366,58737.26
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 84,460 0.23 75,27212.21
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 226,698 0.61 272,868-16.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,485,597 9.44 2,730,82827.64
30 Pharmaceutical products 167 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 195,402 0.53 79,071147.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 34-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 18-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 15,840 0.04 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,068 0.01 263,350-99.21
50 Silk 0 0.00 18,330-100.00
52 Cotton 25,411,982 68.86 34,867,116-27.12
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,466-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 482 0.00 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 68,157 0.18 38,34377.76
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 332,004 0.90 153,293116.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,188,126 8.64 2,789,74114.28
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 22,018 0.06 14,95847.20
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 39,284 0.11 28,64237.16
73 Articles of iron or steel 66,134 0.18 72,101-8.28
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 14,769 0.04 187,710-92.13
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 25,041-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 396,283 1.07 126,314213.73
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 159 0.00 200-20.50
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 115 0.00 246-53.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,457 0.01 65,019-94.68
SS Classified 2,000 0.01 24 795-91.93
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia