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

Russia’s Trade with South Ossetia

In 2014, Russia’s trade with South Ossetia totaled $69,973,428, up 18.48% ($10,916,110) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in 2014 totaled $64,329,968, up 14.09% ($7,946,298) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from South Ossetia in 2014 totaled $5,643,460, up 111.08% ($2,969,812) from 2013.

Russia’s trade surplus with South Ossetia in 2014 was $58,686,508, a 9.27% increase ($4,976,486) over 2013.

South Ossetia was Russia’s 121st largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 125th in 2013), accounting for 0.0089% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0070% in 2013).

South Ossetia was Russia’s 104th largest export market in 2014 (up from 110th in 2013), accounting for 0.0129% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0107% in 2013).

South Ossetia was Russia’s 131st largest supplier in 2014 (up from 138th in 2013), accounting for 0.0020% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0008% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to South Ossetia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 32.02% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (35.14% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.88% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (16.13% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.80% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (19.76% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.55% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (11.30% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.77% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (8.96% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.91% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (1.08% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.79% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (0.93% in 2013).

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $2,009,229;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $1,751,209;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,508,455;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1,469,411;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,241,914;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,100,531;
  • 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 $960,598;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $502,726;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $465,479;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $373,230;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $357,707;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $307,227;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $267,744.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to South Ossetia 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 $1,737,066;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,141,160;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $680,041;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $490,252;
  • 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 $353,163;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $318,560;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $197,991.
Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
02 Meat and edible meat offal 196,754 0.31 245,410-19.83
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 11,864 0.02 87,271-86.41
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 757,582 1.18 384,35297.11
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,789 0.01 947300.11
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 205,221 0.32 122,37667.70
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 108,871 0.17 55,49196.20
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 39,364 0.06 15,755149.85
10 Cereals 72,895 0.11 47,64553.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,518,990 2.36 1,837,550-17.34
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 4,346-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 361,039 0.56 226,68959.27
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 40,427 0.06 238,418-83.04
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 453,356 0.70 310,49946.01
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 435,199 0.68 545,071-20.16
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 436,146 0.68 245,08277.96
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 608,789 0.95 251,082142.47
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 33,231 0.05 70,980-53.18
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,235,817 6.58 3,135,28635.10
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 18,183 0.03 25,021-27.33
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,252,758 5.06 1,243,529161.57
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 909,046 1.41 1,589,087-42.79
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 19,692,538 30.61 18,223,1278.06
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 24,650 0.04 11,522113.94
29 Organic chemicals 12,702 0.02 22,633-43.88
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,961,757 4.60 2,459,03120.44
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 48,495-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 228,450 0.36 187,07622.12
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 32,760 0.05 23,91237.00
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 213,591 0.33 73,222191.70
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,833 0.01 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 20,266 0.03 13,72547.66
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 380,834 0.59 298,30527.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,710,811 2.66 1,245,33237.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,836,377 2.85 1,989,224-7.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 10,942-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 605 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,515,951 2.36 274,037453.19
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 180,725 0.28 123,48546.35
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 98,461 0.15 126,653-22.26
52 Cotton 370,024 0.58 62,797489.24
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 24 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 1,758,863 2.73 7,65422,879.66
55 Man-made staple fibers 39,720 0.06 220,759-82.01
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 64,221 0.10 54,74617.31
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 43,747 0.07 33,89329.07
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 85,837 0.13 8,946859.50
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 61,107 0.09 19,646211.04
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 22,967 0.04 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 14,685 0.02 79,692-81.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 42,398 0.07 43,736-3.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12,150 0.02 22,282-45.47
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,400 0.00 36,368-96.15
65 Headgear and parts thereof 483 0.00 18,213-97.35
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,207,328 1.88 1,697,580-28.88
69 Ceramic products 379,585 0.59 332,15514.28
70 Glass and glassware 131,524 0.20 91,49743.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 36,639 0.06 389,802-90.60
72 Iron and steel 1,128,762 1.75 861,01831.10
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,743,753 4.27 3,884,913-29.37
74 Copper and articles thereof 8,864 0.01 25,613-65.39
75 Nickel and articles thereof 78 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 257,438 0.40 233,53410.24
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,641-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 24,137 0.04 19,66422.75
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 192,998 0.30 26,463629.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,338,561 8.30 5,407,094-1.27
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 1,694,724 2.63 1,655,8902.35
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,133,240 1.76 2,870,306-60.52
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 77,950-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,641,066 4.11 1,132,611133.18
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 397 0.00 198100.51
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 2,028,640 3.15 1,068,04289.94
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,186 0.01 48,057-85.05
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 235,366 0.37 45,839413.46
SS Classified 7,424 0.01 91 463-91.88

Russia’s Imports from South Ossetia

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 80.82% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (8.48% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.76% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (34.57% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.31% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (49.39% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.71% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (5.67% in 2013).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $4,334,891;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $33,727.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $844,029;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $291,113;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $145,091;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $60,849;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $27,202;
  • 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) - a decrease of $26,979.
Russia’s imports from South Ossetia in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 34,921 0.62 1,1942,824.71
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,204 0.09 150,295-96.54
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 379-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 310-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 55 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,561,110 80.82 226,2191,916.24
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 410-100.00
72 Iron and steel 833,014 14.76 893,863-6.81
73 Articles of iron or steel 15 0.00 3,162-99.53
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 27,202-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 91-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 67-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 145,076 2.57 989,105-85.33
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 14,157 0.25 7,55387.44
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 27,670 0.49 318,783-91.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 5,146-100.00
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 22,238 0.39 49,217-54.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 652-100.00
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