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Russian trade in goods with Bangladesh in Q1 2020

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 first quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Bangladesh

In the 1st quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Bangladesh totaled $408,351,412, up 6.31% ($24,243,739) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $131,358,115, up 10.52% ($12,500,186) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $276,993,297, up 4.43% ($11,743,553) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade deficit with Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2020 was $145,635,182, a 0.52% decrease ($756,633) over the 1st quarter of 2019.

Bangladesh was Russia’s 53rd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 56th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.2873% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2440% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 67th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 68th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.1476% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1139% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 34th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2020 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.5211% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.5001% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Bangladesh

The major share of Russian exports to Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 44.75% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (80.51% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 23.85% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (10.53% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.02% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (1.96% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.52% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (3.85% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.14% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (0.72% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.18% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (1.85% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $23,799,116;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $17,694,661;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $2,853,660;
  • 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 $1,719,680;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1,149,170;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,034,427;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $802,892;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $554,302.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $34,627,854;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,506,967;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $760,501;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $684,646;
  • 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 $653,881;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $649,515;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $509,017.
Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,268,961 2.49 4,775,928-31.55
10 Cereals 54,663,268 41.61 89,291,122-38.78
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 782,330 0.60 1,542,831-49.29
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 26,530 0.02 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 937 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 25,240 0.02 4,711435.77
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 14,157 0.01 78,345-81.93
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,288,146 1.74 1,733,84431.97
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,331,345 1.77 2,840,362-17.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 433,481 0.33 1,087,362-60.13
29 Organic chemicals 50,224 0.04 86,900-42.20
30 Pharmaceutical products 57,563 0.04 29,98891.95
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 426,541 0.32 59,036622.51
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 66 0.00 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 1,381 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,624 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 118,620 0.09 803,266-85.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 375,889 0.29 92,500306.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 78,945 0.06 36,279117.61
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 190,873 0.15 430,017-55.61
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 40 0.00 400.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 21,004 0.02 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 103,953 0.08 753,468-86.20
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,141,830 0.87 107,403963.13
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,853,660 2.17 0
54 Man-made filaments 5 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 38,445 0.03 1,0633,516.65
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 742 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,513 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 823 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8,307 0.01 138,199-93.99
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 351 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,954 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 267,283 0.20 102,426160.95
69 Ceramic products 1,924 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 126,331 0.10 0
72 Iron and steel 2,556,697 1.95 2,381,8277.34
73 Articles of iron or steel 27,795,446 21.16 10,100,785175.18
74 Copper and articles thereof 10,175 0.01 4002,443.75
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 802,892 0.61 0
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,295-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 130,902 0.10 12,381957.28
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 35,082 0.03 18,20992.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 24,737,913 18.83 938,7972,535.07
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 2,401,059 1.83 681,379252.38
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 294 0.00 112162.50
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,499,170 1.14 350,000328.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 286,403 0.22 365,049-21.54
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 205 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 233,802 0.18 78229,797.95
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,120 0.00 9,996-88.80
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7,800 0.01 827843.17
SS Classified 1,151,869 0.88 0

Russia’s Imports from Bangladesh

The major share of Russian imports from Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 97.26% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (96.60% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.21% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (2.51% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $7,577,104;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $2,787,878;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $2,057,076;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - an increase of $1,744,934.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $2,111,545.
Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,873,591 0.68 3,985,136-52.99
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 483,621-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,244,918 1.53 2,187,84294.02
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19,109 0.01 69,779-72.61
40 Rubber and articles thereof 615 0.00 34578.26
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 45,060 0.02 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 812,694 0.29 1,296,419-37.31
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 59,645 0.02 77,150-22.69
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1 0.00 19-94.74
52 Cotton 2,158 0.00 5,682-62.02
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4,195,751 1.51 2,450,81771.20
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 944,215 0.34 457,063106.58
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 111,043 0.04 92,98619.42
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 239 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 129,048,837 46.59 128,840,0140.16
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 122,555,061 44.24 114,977,9576.59
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,718,551 1.34 3,784,786-1.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,862,160 2.84 5,074,28254.94
65 Headgear and parts thereof 968,959 0.35 537,34580.32
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 243-100.00
69 Ceramic products 143,478 0.05 118,23821.35
70 Glass and glassware 23,047 0.01 3,880493.99
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,178 0.00 8,377-85.94
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 1,482-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 248 0.00 306-18.95
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,953 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,673 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 83,901 0.03 176,314-52.41
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,366 0.00 3,82892.42
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 74,553 0.03 568,634-86.89
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 185,051 0.07 47,199292.07
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,242 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia