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Russian trade with Georgia in 2013

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Georgia in 2013: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Georgia

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Georgia totaled $686,558,163, up 56.64% ($248,260,506) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Georgia in 2013 totaled $536,290,745, up 34.34% ($137,080,377) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Georgia in 2013 totaled $150,267,418, up 284.44% ($111,180,129) from 2012.

Russia’s trade surplus with Georgia in 2013 was $386,023,327, a 7.19% increase ($25,900,248) over 2012.

Georgia was Russia’s 78th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 84th in 2012), accounting for 0.0815% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0521% in 2012).

Georgia was Russia’s 67th largest export market in 2013 (up from 68th in 2012), accounting for 0.1017% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0761% in 2012).

Georgia was Russia’s 75th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 98th in 2012), accounting for 0.0477% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0123% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Georgia

The major share of Russian exports to Georgia in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 46.79% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (56.00% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 29.52% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (23.87% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.27% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (8.55% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.19% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (0.98% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.27% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (7.24% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.84% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (1.06% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Georgia in 2013 over 2012 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 $62,986,376;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $28,239,013;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $11,902,477;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $4,819,086;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $4,650,815;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $3,543,062;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $3,339,319;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $2,180,277;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1,935,180;
  • 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 $1,890,246;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,846,824;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $1,827,268;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,728,590.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Georgia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,634,914.
Russia’s exports to Georgia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 287,342 0.05 255,24312.58
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,673,484 1.06 4,751,28919.41
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 520 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 21,564 0.00 10,731100.95
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 43,106 0.01 38,14213.01
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,443 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,990,858 0.37 1,862,4606.89
10 Cereals 136,604,921 25.47 124,702,4449.54
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,728,140 0.70 2,223,24667.69
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 186,291 0.03 213,102-12.58
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 2,014-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 138 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 18,165,495 3.39 14,622,43324.23
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,905,974 0.91 4,871,4360.71
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,426,052 0.64 2,690,25127.35
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 18,550,754 3.46 16,615,57411.65
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 12,158,808 2.27 9,978,53121.85
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,130,262 0.21 578,82295.27
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 25,239,482 4.71 21,900,16315.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,763,030 1.26 6,263,3227.98
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,739,250 0.88 3,487,28635.90
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,329,459 1.37 8,488,297-13.65
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 203,887 0.04 175,32716.29
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 158,106,177 29.48 95,119,80166.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 937,405 0.17 749,71825.03
29 Organic chemicals 152,593 0.03 116,54930.93
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,149,427 1.71 8,628,2016.04
31 Fertilizers 22,500 0.00 21,8942.77
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,801,397 0.52 2,606,7297.47
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,154,251 1.33 6,559,8649.06
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 8,486,145 1.58 6,595,89928.66
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 300,663 0.06 213,86040.59
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,124,969 0.21 960,20217.16
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 19,159 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,540,663 0.47 1,413,00779.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,060,622 0.38 1,592,95229.36
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,242,029 0.79 4,661,796-9.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 65,808 0.01 75,481-12.82
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 963,461 0.18 379,953153.57
45 Cork and articles of cork 57 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 62,424 0.01 12,024419.16
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,592,247 0.48 2,950,143-12.13
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 860,291 0.16 871,060-1.24
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 521 0.00 212145.75
52 Cotton 34,819 0.01 19,17281.61
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3,180 0.00 3,0922.85
54 Man-made filaments 45,288 0.01 7,022544.94
55 Man-made staple fibers 227 0.00 4,658-95.13
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 22,173 0.00 8,819151.42
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 65-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,588 0.00 1,79044.58
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 393,984 0.07 304,81529.25
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 169 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 536,601 0.10 524,9862.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 355,684 0.07 392,373-9.35
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 25,368 0.00 69,917-63.72
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,066,366 0.39 1,939,5416.54
65 Headgear and parts thereof 23,064 0.00 27,034-14.69
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 10,507 0.00 7,28344.27
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,144,711 0.59 1,317,443138.70
69 Ceramic products 265,085 0.05 298,511-11.20
70 Glass and glassware 7,030,846 1.31 2,380,031195.41
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 23,902 0.00 19,91720.01
72 Iron and steel 5,838,637 1.09 1,019,551472.67
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,257,934 0.61 1,529,344113.03
74 Copper and articles thereof 112,817 0.02 23,138387.58
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 47,198-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 28,281,251 5.27 42,23866,856.89
78 Lead and articles thereof 67,352 0.01 56,09520.07
80 Tin and articles thereof 18,569 0.00 86,888-78.63
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 33,083 0.01 1,0143,162.62
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 261,552 0.05 239,0529.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 701,200 0.13 853,143-17.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,383,731 1.56 11,018,645-23.91
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 8,778,954 1.64 9,776,283-10.20
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 2,010,537 0.37 1,027,90895.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,803,047 1.27 4,956,22337.26
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6,689 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,264,058 0.42 2,138,4745.87
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6,396 0.00 1,289396.20
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 4,672-100.00
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 721,453 0.13 450,99659.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 252,974 0.05 295,519-14.40
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,705,494 0.32 1,056,77161.39
SS Classified 7,386 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Georgia

The major share of Russian imports from Georgia in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 70.76% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (9.88% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.98% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (36.22% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.62% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (37.26% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.75% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (8.14% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.91% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.94% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.81% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (5.75% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Georgia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $93,570,652;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $8,742,249;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $6,145,156;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,713,949;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $831,776;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $797,871.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Georgia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $1,218,825;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $874,033;
  • 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 $734,368;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $660,872.
Russia’s imports from Georgia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 9,186,830 6.11 444,5811,966.40
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 313,415 0.21 62,256403.43
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,371 0.00 28,491-91.68
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 14,550 0.01 7,200102.08
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,012,264 0.67 214,393372.15
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 557,262 0.37 1,431,295-61.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 95,244,423 63.38 1,673,7715,590.41
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 92,584 0.06 379,988-75.64
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,082,035 1.39 2,742,907-24.09
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 12,273,779 8.17 11,442,0037.27
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,225,125 0.82 2,443,950-49.87
29 Organic chemicals 681,000 0.45 595,00014.45
30 Pharmaceutical products 476,960 0.32 51,000835.22
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 195,381 0.13 41,175374.51
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 0.00 474-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 49,287 0.03 19,933147.26
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,560 0.00 30,581-85.09
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 230 0.00 330-30.30
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 83,182 0.06 46,25379.84
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 892-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 686,111 0.46 275,400149.13
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 671,619 0.45 481,42039.51
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 24 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 6,140 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 144,140 0.10 220,711-34.69
69 Ceramic products 6,403 0.00 41,415-84.54
70 Glass and glassware 3,421 0.00 1801,800.56
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 74 0.00 4,544-98.37
72 Iron and steel 18,570,391 12.36 12,425,23549.46
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,399,990 3.59 1,686,041220.28
74 Copper and articles thereof 41,437 0.03 46,776-11.41
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 400 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 67-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 118 0.00 172-31.40
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 795 0.00 292172.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 390,227 0.26 448,143-12.92
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 770,792 0.51 1,505,160-48.79
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 4,169 0.00 171,838-97.57
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,109 0.00 7,276-57.27
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 52,017-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 42,644 0.03 63,575-32.92
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 0 0.00 554-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 30,170 0.02 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia