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Russian trade with Georgia 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 Georgia in 2014: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Georgia

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Georgia totaled $786,023,311, up 14.49% ($99,465,148) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Georgia in 2014 were $517,668,936, down 3.47% ($18,621,809) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Georgia in 2014 totaled $268,354,375, up 78.58% ($118,086,957) from 2013.

Russia’s trade surplus with Georgia in 2014 was $249,314,561, a 35.41% decrease ($136,708,766) over 2013.

Georgia was Russia’s 76th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 78th in 2013), accounting for 0.1004% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0815% in 2013).

Georgia was Russia’s 71st largest export market in 2014 (down from 67th in 2013), accounting for 0.1042% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1017% in 2013).

Georgia was Russia’s 66th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 75th in 2013), accounting for 0.0938% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0477% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to Georgia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 54.23% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (46.79% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 19.63% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (29.52% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.78% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (7.27% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.27% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (5.27% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.45% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (7.19% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.33% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (0.84% in 2013).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $17,789,935;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $15,389,362;
  • 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 $4,933,599;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $4,705,869;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $4,395,901;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $3,493,038;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $3,409,696;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,341,429;
  • 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) - an increase of $1,986,582;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,826,625.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Georgia 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) - a decrease of $57,040,247;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $27,450,816;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $3,566,590;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $1,579,385.
Russia’s exports to Georgia in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 20,292 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 166,709 0.03 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 391,871 0.08 287,34236.38
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,134,164 1.18 5,673,4848.12
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 13,500 0.00 5202,496.15
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 23,839 0.00 21,56410.55
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 80,282 0.02 43,10686.24
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,700 0.00 1,44317.81
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,342,430 0.45 1,990,85817.66
10 Cereals 154,394,856 29.83 136,604,92113.02
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7,221,178 1.39 3,728,14093.69
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 441,493 0.09 186,291136.99
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 5,948 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 29 0.00 138-78.99
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 18,882,266 3.65 18,165,4953.95
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,532,006 0.88 4,905,974-7.62
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,099,471 0.79 3,426,05219.66
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 16,971,369 3.28 18,550,754-8.51
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 16,554,709 3.20 12,158,80836.15
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,976,879 0.38 1,130,26274.90
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 25,819,504 4.99 25,239,4822.30
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,086,995 1.37 6,763,0304.79
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,982,808 1.16 4,739,25026.24
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,611,343 1.47 7,329,4593.85
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 563,976 0.11 203,887176.61
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 101,065,930 19.52 158,106,177-36.08
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,871,004 1.13 937,405526.30
29 Organic chemicals 221,637 0.04 152,59345.25
30 Pharmaceutical products 13,855,296 2.68 9,149,42751.43
31 Fertilizers 1,457,680 0.28 22,5006,378.58
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,044,147 0.59 2,801,3978.67
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,553,017 1.46 7,154,2515.57
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 8,118,453 1.57 8,486,145-4.33
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 332,561 0.06 300,66310.61
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 845,708 0.16 1,124,969-24.82
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,019 0.00 19,159-94.68
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,544,313 0.49 2,540,6630.14
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,586,226 0.69 2,060,62274.04
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,185,270 0.62 4,242,029-24.91
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 103,770 0.02 65,80857.69
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,790,086 0.54 963,461189.59
45 Cork and articles of cork 20,560 0.00 5735,970.18
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 8 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 49,517 0.01 62,424-20.68
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,238,975 0.63 2,592,24724.95
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 774,904 0.15 860,291-9.93
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 521-100.00
52 Cotton 28,955 0.01 34,819-16.84
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 674 0.00 3,180-78.81
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 45,288-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 544 0.00 227139.65
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 167,010 0.03 22,173653.21
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,985 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 2,588-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 38,469 0.01 393,984-90.24
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,226 0.00 169625.44
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 687,386 0.13 536,60128.10
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 521,500 0.10 355,68446.62
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 36,412 0.01 25,36843.54
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,692,184 0.33 2,066,366-18.11
65 Headgear and parts thereof 48,560 0.01 23,064110.54
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5,242 0.00 10,507-50.11
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 814 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,885,354 0.75 3,144,71123.55
69 Ceramic products 403,065 0.08 265,08552.05
70 Glass and glassware 10,440,542 2.02 7,030,84648.50
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 62,088 0.01 23,902159.76
72 Iron and steel 2,272,047 0.44 5,838,637-61.09
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,939,755 0.37 3,257,934-40.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,022,654 0.20 112,817806.47
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,200 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 830,435 0.16 28,281,251-97.06
78 Lead and articles thereof 29,400 0.01 67,352-56.35
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,315 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 11,332 0.00 18,569-38.97
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 76,642 0.01 33,083131.67
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 406,817 0.08 261,55255.54
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 929,287 0.18 701,20032.53
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,725,160 2.07 8,383,73127.93
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 9,366,766 1.81 8,778,9546.70
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 3,997,119 0.77 2,010,53798.81
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,358,000 1.23 6,803,047-6.54
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 15,396,051 2.97 6,689230,069.70
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,159,604 0.42 2,264,058-4.61
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,877 0.00 6,396-70.65
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 891,951 0.17 721,45323.63
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 339,529 0.07 252,97434.21
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,836,715 0.55 1,705,49466.33
SS Classified 73,572 0.01 7 386896.10

Russia’s Imports from Georgia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 85.19% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (70.76% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.07% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (15.98% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.43% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (9.62% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.89% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.75% in 2013).

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $108,170,047;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $10,213,990;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $2,650,509;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,683,894;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1,491,780;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,358,257;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $875,316.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Georgia 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) - a decrease of $7,532,525.
Russia’s imports from Georgia in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 5,700 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 44,683 0.02 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 144,150 0.05 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 19,400,820 7.23 9,186,830111.18
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,963,924 1.10 313,415845.69
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 265 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,221 0.00 2,37135.85
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 14,550-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 711 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 47,818 0.02 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 14,011 0.01 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,887,580 0.70 1,012,26486.47
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 680,580 0.25 557,26222.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 203,414,470 75.80 95,244,423113.57
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 164,409 0.06 92,58477.58
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,614,475 0.60 2,082,035-22.46
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,741,254 1.77 12,273,779-61.37
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,688,958 0.63 1,225,12537.86
29 Organic chemicals 62,000 0.02 681,000-90.90
30 Pharmaceutical products 252,800 0.09 476,960-47.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 31,787 0.01 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 342,652 0.13 195,38175.38
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 6-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,495 0.00 49,287-92.91
40 Rubber and articles thereof 425 0.00 4,560-90.68
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,750 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 26 0.00 230-88.70
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 58,530 0.02 83,182-29.64
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 699,936 0.26 686,1112.01
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 663,736 0.25 671,619-1.17
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 24-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,558 0.00 6,140-58.34
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 40,849 0.02 144,140-71.66
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 6,403-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 532 0.00 3,421-84.45
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 74-100.00
72 Iron and steel 19,928,648 7.43 18,570,3917.31
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,083,884 2.64 5,399,99031.18
74 Copper and articles thereof 860 0.00 41,437-97.92
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 301 0.00 400-24.75
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,030 0.00 118772.88
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 601 0.00 795-24.40
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 314,791 0.12 390,227-19.33
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 407,167 0.15 770,792-47.18
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 118,412 0.04 4,1692,740.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,066 0.00 3,109-65.71
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,491,780 0.56 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17,982 0.01 42,644-57.83
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 3,963 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 30,170-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,942 0.00 0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,843 0.00 0
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