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Russian trade in goods with Bangladesh in Q2 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 second quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Bangladesh

In the 2nd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Bangladesh was $314,476,388, down 22.37% ($90,632,407) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 2nd quarter of 2020 totaled $171,052,923, up 13.53% ($20,390,635) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 2nd quarter of 2020 were $143,423,465, down 43.63% ($111,023,042) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade balance with Bangladesh went from a deficit of $103,784,219 in the 2nd quarter of 2019, to a surplus of $27,629,458 in the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Bangladesh was Russia’s 59th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (down from 55th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.2578% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2531% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 57th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 64th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.2446% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1495% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Bangladesh was Russia’s 49th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (down from 40th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.2753% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.4289% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Bangladesh

The major share of Russian exports to Bangladesh in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 33.45% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (58.41% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 30.65% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (12.40% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.71% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (18.12% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.59% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (1.99% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.98% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (6.54% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.31% of Russia’s total exports to Bangladesh (2.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $22,625,638;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $14,035,220;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $10,542,446;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6,224,112;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2,941,374;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $1,902,401;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $797,876;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $763,932;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $723,025;
  • 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 $611,194;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $579,956.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $33,383,469;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $8,036,901;
  • 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 $2,273,439;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,180,839;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $627,766;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $562,469.
Russia’s exports to Bangladesh in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,706,001 3.34 2,764,627106.39
10 Cereals 50,451,628 29.49 83,835,097-39.82
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 929,097 0.54 683,08836.01
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 113,603 0.07 676,072-83.20
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 12,101-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 10,429 0.01 30,030-65.27
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,341,656 0.78 965,95738.89
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 900,788 0.53 2,081,627-56.73
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 273,861 0.16 2,547,300-89.25
29 Organic chemicals 20,990 0.01 68,202-69.22
30 Pharmaceutical products 17,296 0.01 7,548129.15
31 Fertilizers 14,035,220 8.21 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 859,908 0.50 95,976795.96
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 14,057-100.00
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 12,758-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5,128 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 11,732 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 158,775 0.09 29,491438.38
39 Plastics and articles thereof 984,717 0.58 186,841427.03
40 Rubber and articles thereof 36,744 0.02 39,488-6.95
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 69,030 0.04 393,392-82.45
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 102,247 0.06 9,468979.92
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 627,766-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 741,686 0.43 18,6613,874.52
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 11,097,401 6.49 9,195,00020.69
52 Cotton 0 0.00 44,971-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 25,649 0.01 43,658-41.25
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 298 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 86,298 0.05 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 346,454 0.20 63254,718.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 286 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 43,719 0.03 102,234-57.24
69 Ceramic products 43 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 55,115 0.03 30018,271.67
72 Iron and steel 12,480,416 7.30 1,937,970543.99
73 Articles of iron or steel 38,462,097 22.49 15,836,459142.87
74 Copper and articles thereof 12,354 0.01 2,290439.48
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,306,142 0.76 887,94847.10
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 56,498 0.03 17,551221.91
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 106,707 0.06 61,778,350.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14,486,334 8.47 8,262,22275.33
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 11,327,354 6.62 10,716,1605.70
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 579,956 0.34 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 85,000 0.05 8,121,901-98.95
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 388,614 0.23 204,30890.21
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 83,220 0.05 144,404-42.37
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 17,623 0.01 0
SS Classified 3,234,801 1.89 44 7277,132.32

Russia’s Imports from Bangladesh

The major share of Russian imports from Bangladesh in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 97.63% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (96.72% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.07% of Russia’s total imports from Bangladesh (2.69% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $52,958,466;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $47,935,634;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $3,266,005;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $1,871,442;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,563,557;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - a decrease of $1,108,719;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $790,572;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $663,450;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $438,509.
Russia’s imports from Bangladesh in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 564,288 0.39 2,435,730-76.83
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 50,000 0.03 42,21418.44
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 438,509-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,353,867 1.64 3,917,424-39.91
39 Plastics and articles thereof 18,712 0.01 10,40479.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 918 0.00 341169.21
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 157,637 0.11 948,209-83.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 4,077-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 85,368 0.06 43,96694.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 856-100.00
52 Cotton 2,009 0.00 3,842-47.71
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2,620,431 1.83 3,729,150-29.73
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 23-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 890,320 0.62 991,798-10.23
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 175,699 0.12 85,859104.64
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 24-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 69,833,451 48.69 122,791,917-43.13
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 61,028,560 42.55 108,964,194-43.99
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,367,378 2.35 6,633,383-49.24
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,976,300 1.38 2,639,750-25.13
65 Headgear and parts thereof 128,468 0.09 250,033-48.62
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 41-100.00
69 Ceramic products 67,720 0.05 78,072-13.26
70 Glass and glassware 4,710 0.00 954,857.89
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 445-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 347 0.00 1,039-66.60
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 41,760 0.03 264,901-84.24
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,003 0.00 34,992-97.13
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 51,026 0.04 81,758-37.59
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,492 0.00 53,301-93.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 159-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia