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Russian trade with Georgia in 2015

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 2015: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Georgia

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Georgia was $694,653,710, down 11.62% ($91,369,601) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Georgia in 2015 totaled $531,265,496, up 2.63% ($13,596,560) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Georgia in 2015 were $163,388,214, down 39.11% ($104,966,161) from 2014.

Russia’s trade surplus with Georgia in 2015 was $367,877,282, a 47.56% increase ($118,562,721) over 2014.

Georgia was Russia’s 71st largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 76th in 2014), accounting for 0.1320% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1004% in 2014).

Georgia was Russia’s 65th largest export market in 2015 (up from 71st in 2014), accounting for 0.1546% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1042% in 2014).

Georgia was Russia’s 70th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 66th in 2014), accounting for 0.0894% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0938% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Georgia

The major share of Russian exports to Georgia in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 44.34% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (54.23% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 30.51% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (19.63% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.01% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (9.78% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.64% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (9.27% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.03% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (1.45% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.68% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (1.33% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Georgia in 2015 over 2014 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 $60,204,157;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $14,303,755;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $8,123,975;
  • 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 $6,047,706;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $5,695,235;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $4,981,106;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,540,061;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2,110,314;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,601,554.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Georgia in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $52,427,201;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $15,382,738;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $8,765,387;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $3,306,966;
  • 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 $2,901,413;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $2,743,907;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $2,555,701;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $2,117,587;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,105,733;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $1,854,703.
Russia’s exports to Georgia in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 68,715 0.01 20,292238.63
02 Meat and edible meat offal 162,638 0.03 166,709-2.44
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 199,515 0.04 391,871-49.09
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,279,461 0.81 6,134,164-30.24
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10,923 0.00 13,500-19.09
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 43,976 0.01 23,83984.47
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 300,712 0.06 80,282274.57
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 1,700-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,917,024 0.36 2,342,430-18.16
10 Cereals 101,967,655 19.19 154,394,856-33.96
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 12,916,413 2.43 7,221,17878.87
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,629,757 0.31 441,493269.15
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 5,948-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 43 0.00 2948.28
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 27,006,241 5.08 18,882,26643.02
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,406,990 0.64 4,532,006-24.82
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,966,600 0.56 4,099,471-27.63
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 14,227,462 2.68 16,971,369-16.17
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 16,674,510 3.14 16,554,7090.72
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,621,568 0.31 1,976,879-17.97
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 17,054,117 3.21 25,819,504-33.95
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,780,029 0.71 7,086,995-46.66
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,427,107 0.65 5,982,808-42.72
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 21,915,098 4.13 7,611,343187.93
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 818,226 0.15 563,97645.08
26 Ores, slag and ash 4,561 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 161,270,087 30.36 101,065,93059.57
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,969,591 0.56 5,871,004-49.42
29 Organic chemicals 648,472 0.12 221,637192.58
30 Pharmaceutical products 11,749,563 2.21 13,855,296-15.20
31 Fertilizers 2,215,469 0.42 1,457,68051.99
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,289,019 0.43 3,044,147-24.81
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,353,275 1.38 7,553,017-2.64
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 7,425,771 1.40 8,118,453-8.53
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 404,070 0.08 332,56121.50
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 641,189 0.12 845,708-24.18
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 943 0.00 1,019-7.46
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,653,687 0.50 2,544,3134.30
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,187,780 0.98 3,586,22644.66
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,315,331 0.81 3,185,27035.48
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 71,138 0.01 103,770-31.45
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,900,400 0.92 2,790,08675.64
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 20,560-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 8-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 37,437 0.01 49,517-24.40
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,474,001 0.65 3,238,9757.26
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 495,053 0.09 774,904-36.11
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 10,806 0.00 0
52 Cotton 7,119 0.00 28,955-75.41
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 9,754 0.00 6741,347.18
54 Man-made filaments 92,683 0.02 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,332 0.00 544144.85
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 137,978 0.03 167,010-17.38
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 566 0.00 1,985-71.49
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 118 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 288,499 0.05 38,469649.95
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 25 0.00 1,226-97.96
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 784,524 0.15 687,38614.13
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 481,951 0.09 521,500-7.58
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 256,879 0.05 36,412605.48
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,408,717 0.27 1,692,184-16.75
65 Headgear and parts thereof 36,381 0.01 48,560-25.08
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 127 0.00 5,242-97.58
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,964 0.00 814264.13
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,398,230 0.64 3,885,354-12.54
69 Ceramic products 1,122,757 0.21 403,065178.55
70 Glass and glassware 8,322,955 1.57 10,440,542-20.28
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 76,580 0.01 62,08823.34
72 Iron and steel 7,253,153 1.37 2,272,047219.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,479,816 1.03 1,939,755182.50
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,874,395 0.35 1,022,65483.29
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,200-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 361,502 0.07 830,435-56.47
78 Lead and articles thereof 16,960 0.00 29,400-42.31
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3,644 0.00 1,315177.11
80 Tin and articles thereof 8,169 0.00 11,332-27.91
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 24,143 0.00 76,642-68.50
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 529,684 0.10 406,81730.20
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 569,520 0.11 929,287-38.71
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,531,429 2.17 10,725,1607.52
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 15,414,472 2.90 9,366,76664.57
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 4,523,747 0.85 3,997,11913.18
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,020,046 1.13 6,358,000-5.32
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 13,313 0.00 15,396,051-99.91
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,069,063 0.58 2,159,60442.11
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,001 0.00 1,87759.88
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,517 0.00 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 817,067 0.15 891,951-8.40
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 266,613 0.05 339,529-21.48
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,440,091 0.46 2,836,715-13.98
SS Classified 101,589 0.02 73 57238.08

Russia’s Imports from Georgia

The major share of Russian imports from Georgia in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 77.58% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (85.19% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.93% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (10.07% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.00% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (2.43% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.10% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (0.89% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Georgia in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $5,746,720;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $3,623,919;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $818,989;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $744,785;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $667,366;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $563,319;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $562,706.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Georgia in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $108,184,269;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $6,742,950;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1,491,780;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,292,028;
  • 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 $561,255.
Russia’s imports from Georgia in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 11,500 0.01 5,700101.75
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 818,989 0.50 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 947 0.00 44,683-97.88
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 811,516 0.50 144,150462.97
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 23,024,739 14.09 19,400,82018.68
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,161,690 1.94 2,963,9246.67
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 265-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 203,308 0.12 3,2216,211.95
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 3,850 0.00 711441.49
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 47,818-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 502,027 0.31 14,0113,483.09
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 17,038 0.01 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 682 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,450,286 1.50 1,887,58029.81
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 525,740 0.32 680,580-22.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 95,230,201 58.28 203,414,470-53.18
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 178 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 909,194 0.56 164,409453.01
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,177,794 1.33 1,614,47534.89
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,449,226 2.11 4,741,254-27.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,127,703 0.69 1,688,958-33.23
29 Organic chemicals 226,512 0.14 62,000265.34
30 Pharmaceutical products 559 0.00 252,800-99.78
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 31,787-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 407,552 0.25 342,65218.94
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 564 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,673 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 26,528 0.02 3,495659.03
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,456 0.00 425948.47
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 33,035 0.02 3,750780.93
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,179 0.00 264,434.62
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 469,597 0.29 58,530702.32
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 828 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 623,563 0.38 699,936-10.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 426,803 0.26 663,736-35.70
65 Headgear and parts thereof 444 0.00 2,558-82.64
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12,300 0.01 40,849-69.89
69 Ceramic products 1,453 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 6,567 0.00 5321,134.40
72 Iron and steel 25,675,368 15.71 19,928,64828.84
73 Articles of iron or steel 340,934 0.21 7,083,884-95.19
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,629 0.00 860205.70
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 224 0.00 301-25.58
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 282 0.00 1,030-72.62
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 487 0.00 601-18.97
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 237,781 0.15 314,791-24.46
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 359,993 0.22 407,167-11.59
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 246 0.00 118,412-99.79
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 730 0.00 1,066-31.52
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 1,491,780-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 30,364 0.02 17,98268.86
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 31,595 0.02 3,963697.25
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 23 0.00 1,942-98.82
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 1,843-100.00
SS Classified 33,337 0.02 0
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