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Russian trade with Abkhazia in 2014

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Abkhazia in 2014: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Abkhazia

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Abkhazia was $285,163,147, down 8.44% ($26,287,222) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in 2014 were $223,275,675, down 8.21% ($19,968,433) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in 2014 were $61,887,472, down 9.26% ($6,318,789) from 2013.

Russia’s trade surplus with Abkhazia in 2014 was $161,388,203, a 7.80% decrease ($13,649,644) over 2013.

Abkhazia was Russia’s 94th largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 92nd in 2013), accounting for 0.0364% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0370% in 2013).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 86th largest export market in 2014 (down from 82nd in 2013), accounting for 0.0449% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0461% in 2013).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 90th largest supplier in 2014 (down from 89th in 2013), accounting for 0.0216% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0217% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to Abkhazia

The major share of Russian exports to Abkhazia in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 33.63% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (34.30% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 25.71% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (19.72% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.29% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (11.03% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.39% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (10.62% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.30% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (12.18% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.92% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (4.50% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in 2014 over 2013 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 $9,056,392;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,576,580;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $1,122,142.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $5,085,689;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4,049,862;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $3,709,527;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3,143,096;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $1,927,336;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $1,802,754;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $1,622,729;
  • 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 $1,344,037;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1,331,486;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $1,255,880;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $1,143,929;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,096,548;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $939,259;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $886,996;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $672,134.
Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 24,762 0.01 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,286,878 1.47 2,755,50319.28
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 14,128 0.01 59,060-76.08
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10,181,892 4.56 9,528,4596.86
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,988 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 122,107 0.05 221,498-44.87
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 117,063 0.05 84,63138.32
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,907,438 1.30 3,414,783-14.86
10 Cereals 343,202 0.15 282,05221.68
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7,208,380 3.23 10,917,907-33.98
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,366 0.00 3,42856.53
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 196-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,043,194 0.47 1,930,190-45.95
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 7,764,461 3.48 9,020,341-13.92
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,815,551 0.81 1,797,2491.02
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,754,766 1.68 4,898,695-23.35
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,781,727 2.14 5,303,914-9.85
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,184,770 0.98 2,310,575-5.44
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,353,207 1.50 3,446,900-2.72
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,846,909 5.31 13,774,245-13.99
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 490,791 0.22 450,2629.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 13,840,085 6.20 13,232,1554.59
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 638,803 0.29 270,092136.51
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 56,760,620 25.42 47,704,22818.98
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 152,021 0.07 108,82539.69
29 Organic chemicals 52,283 0.02 110,297-52.60
30 Pharmaceutical products 13,067,375 5.85 10,490,79524.56
31 Fertilizers 919,515 0.41 1,058,416-13.12
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,665,948 0.75 2,021,956-17.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,101,674 0.94 2,086,4810.73
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 3,029,218 1.36 3,564,669-15.02
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 122,569 0.05 133,406-8.12
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 170,120 0.08 306,736-44.54
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 73,760 0.03 16,248353.96
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 655,925 0.29 627,7914.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,873,759 2.18 5,545,893-12.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 549,682 0.25 751,767-26.88
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 27,788 0.01 52,304-46.87
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,028,891 2.25 6,360,377-20.93
45 Cork and articles of cork 50,156 0.02 73,893-32.12
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 1,286-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,071,653 1.38 3,622,918-15.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 597,457 0.27 885,473-32.53
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 571 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 33,709 0.02 39,516-14.70
55 Man-made staple fibers 77 0.00 23,130-99.67
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 135,623 0.06 171,298-20.83
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 281,690 0.13 259,3158.63
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 7,180 0.00 70,833-89.86
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 228,528 0.10 148,16354.24
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 82,457 0.04 45,84979.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 94,732 0.04 433,922-78.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 353,158 0.16 979,092-63.93
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 214,285 0.10 59,755258.61
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,113 0.00 49,576-95.74
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 55,308 0.02 24,294127.66
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,065,162 0.48 2,867,916-62.86
69 Ceramic products 2,147,194 0.96 2,060,6874.20
70 Glass and glassware 2,476,991 1.11 2,764,115-10.39
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 134,889 0.06 1,757,618-92.33
72 Iron and steel 11,174,544 5.00 12,271,092-8.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,344,975 3.74 11,488,071-27.36
74 Copper and articles thereof 62,675 0.03 286,698-78.14
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 369,008 0.17 405,446-8.99
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8,186 0.00 2,182275.16
80 Tin and articles thereof 845 0.00 402,012.50
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 10,380 0.00 10,0982.79
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 390,177 0.17 525,323-25.73
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 602,192 0.27 849,562-29.12
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,783,899 3.04 10,833,761-37.38
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 8,186,081 3.67 9,530,118-14.10
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 7,060 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 865,638 0.39 5,951,327-85.45
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 17,745 0.01 957,004-98.15
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,678,471 1.20 2,365,94513.21
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5,687 0.00 21,996-74.15
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 14,251 0.01 1,396920.85
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 5,997,167 2.69 4,875,02523.02
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 481,704 0.22 450,5996.90
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,128,242 0.51 1,288,107-12.41
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 23,372-100.00
SS Classified 134,199 0.06 125 9736.53

Russia’s Imports from Abkhazia

The major share of Russian imports from Abkhazia in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 97.96% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (91.30% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.45% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (3.29% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.25% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (5.08% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $7,218,363;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $203,482.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $8,338,023;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $3,403,360;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1,342,565;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $438,461;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $350,251;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $208,347.
Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 121,333-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 121,726 0.20 92,57031.50
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 259,492 0.42 56,010363.30
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9,499 0.02 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 10,202,589 16.49 18,540,612-44.97
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 181,784 0.29 71,465154.37
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 67,371 0.11 71,073-5.21
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 32,931 0.05 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 628,100 1.01 978,351-35.80
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 49,121,728 79.37 41,903,36517.23
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 438,461-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 898,981 1.45 2,241,546-59.89
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 218 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 123,136 0.20 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 208,347-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 85,760 0.14 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 479 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 65,950 0.11 57,96013.79
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 0 0.00 2,626-100.00
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 0 0.00 3,403,360-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 87,728 0.14 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 0 0.00 19,182-100.00
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